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  • Manuel Z. Gonzalez

  • Partner
  • Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano
Manuel Z. Gonzalez
Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano
Manuel currently leads the Capital Markets practice group of Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano (MVGS). He has represented issuers, underwriters and investment banks in initial public offerings (IPO), rights offerings, bonds, preferred share offerings, reverse takeovers and other similar projects at the Philippine Stock Exchange. Manuel acted as counsel in the successful completion of three (3) out of the five (5) IPOs completed at the Philippine Stock Exchange in 2014. Manuel has been also involved in several private equity transactions involving companies listed with the Philippine Stock Exchange.
Manuel currently also leads the Projects and Energy practice group of MVGS. Manuel has represented clients who participated in bidding for infrastructure projects under the Public-Private Partnership Program (PPP) of the Philippine government having advised on their winning bids for five (5) different PPP projects ranging from the rehabilitation of a public hospital, to the development, operation and maintenance of the second largest airport in the Philippines, amongst others.   
Under the leadership of Manuel, MVGS was recognized by The Legal 500, Asia- Pacific as a “Top Tier” Firm in the area of Capital Markets and a “Leading Firm” in the area of Projects and Energy in 2015.  Manuel has been cited by the Legal 500, Asia Pacific as a  “Recommended Lawyer” in the areas of Capital Markets and Projects and Energy for 2015.