Melissa Jean G. Hipolito is an Associate of the Firm. She is actively involved in the Firm’s
Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, and Projects and Energy practice groups.
Ms. Hipolito boasts transactional experience, having handled some of the most significant
acquisitions in the country in recent years. She was recently part of the team that successfully
handled four simultaneous transactions, allowing a client to consolidate ownership in the largest
integrated logistics and shipping company in the country, and has previously handled the
transfer of shares in one of the best culinary and hotel and restaurant management schools in
the Philippine. She also assists parties in the filing of merger notifications before the Philippine
Ms. Hipolito acted as counsel to financial institutions for loan syndications and project financing.
She also reviews documentation and advises on financing of renewable energy projects as
counsel to proponents for solar power projects in the country.
Ms. Hipolito also handles corporate governance requirements of the prominent industry
associations of universal of commercial banks and payment system participants in the
Philippines. She also manages the reportorial requirements and compliances of corporations in
the real estate, education, mining, food and BPO sectors.