Rosalia S. Bartolome-Alejo

Rosalia S. Bartolome-Alejo

Head, Business Formation & Foreign Investment Practice Group; Co-Head, Banking & Finance Practice Group

Ms. Alejo’s experience in Banking and Finance is attributed to her extensive exposure in the banking and financial sector, having advised a number of banks and financial institutions, including one of the largest global bank, from 1997 to present across various banking law practice areas, including debt restructuring, consumer banking, credit card operations and credit and security transactions. She has likewise advised a major finance sector organization in the formulation of policies and regulations involving the credit card business.
 
In the field of Banking and Finance, Ms. Alejo has 20 years of experience in acting as counsel to both borrowers and creditors comprising local and foreign banks and financial institutions for financing projects, including loan syndications, project finance, debt restructuring, note issuance, bond issuance and secured financing. She has also extensive experience in consumer financing and related transactions, and has acted for other financial institutions, such as financing companies, investment houses and remittance agents.
 
As head of the Business Formation and Foreign Investments Practice Group, Ms. Alejo has assisted in the formation of a number of corporate vehicles, including domestic corporations, local branches of foreign companies, representative offices and regional operating headquarters. Her practice involves advising both local and foreign investors in legal and regulatory requirements for setting up and maintaining their businesses in the Philippines. Ms. Alejo’s practice in this area covers a broad range of legal services, including corporate services and legal advisory on business taxation.
 
Ms. Alejo has extensive experience in corporate M&A, corporate reorganization and dissolution. She has handled the acquisition of a number of toll roads, real estate, food and manufacturing businesses. She is also a trained commercial arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI).  
 
Before joining the Firm in 2006, Ms. Alejo was a partner at Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos. She also acted as the Internal Legal Counsel of Calenergy International Services, Inc. from 2001 to 2002, and was an associate lawyer of Carpio Villaraza & Cruz from 1996 to 1997.

Skills & Experiences

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Formation & Foreign Investment

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Laws (1996)
    • University of the Philippines, B.A. Political Science, cum laude (1992)

Admission to Bar

    • 1997, Philippines, 8th Place

Affiliations

    • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
    • Member, U.P. Women Lawyers Circle
    • Member, Federacion Inernationale de Abogadas (FIDA)
    • Member, Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP)
    • Trained Arbitrator,  Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI)