According to IFLR, “The IFLR Future Leaders 2021 were identified from a long list using 2,000+ submissions to the IFLR1000 research team. The chosen lawyers had a large impact in their local markets in 2020 – with influential, precedent-setting transactions across the practice areas covered by IFLR1000. They also received high praise from their peers and clients, indicating they are ready to step up leadership positions within their markets”.
Ms. Gandia is a Senior Associate of MVGS. She has handled numerous M&A and financing transactions across industries and advised publicly-listed companies in their acquisitions and strategic divestments of equity interests in subsidiaries and affiliates, including the recent exit of Chelsea Logistics in 2GO Group and the acquisition of controlling stake therein by SM Investments Corporation.
Ms. Gandia also regularly advises issuers and underwriters on their public offerings, both debt and equity. She is part of the team from MVGS that serves as counsel to the Philippines’ largest bank, BDO, and in such capacity, she assisted in significant fundraising projects including the upsize of BDO’s Medium Term Note Programme to USD5 billion in July 2020, and its
Ms. Gandia is likewise instrumental in the Firm’s role in shaping the legal and regulatory framework in the banking and financial sector, having advised the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) in various industry-led projects such as the National Retail Payment System and the anticipated shift of Philippine government securities benchmarks from PDST-R to BVAL.
Senior Partner Elmer B. Serrano commented on this well-deserved recognition of Ms. Gandia, “I am personally proud that our very own Atty. Tephanie M. Gandia is the first and only lawyer from the Philippines to be recognized in the IFLR Asia Future Leaders 2021. Our lawyers continue to grow the reputation, competence, and expertise of our Firm”.
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