Franco Aristotle G. Larcina
Mr. Larcina is a member of the firm’s Special Projects group. He specializes in investments, mergers and acquisitions, particularly in industries with FDI and nationality restrictions and in listed and public corporations. His other work focus is arbitration and dispute resolution for commercial transactions. He has expertise in merger and competition law, securities regulations, and telecommunications, media, and technology.
His projects include the sale by Bumrungrad International Limited of its interests in Asian Hospital; GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd.’s Php3.7 billion investment for a 14.4% stake in Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation which is the holding company for all of MPIC’s investments in eight different companies each owning or managing a premier hospital in the Philippines; the proposed acquisition by the Philippine Stock Exchange of a 100% equity interest in the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corporation group of companies (consisting of Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corporation, Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation, Philippine Depository & Trust Corp., and Philippine Securities Settlement Corp.); the issuance by Rappler Holdings Corporation (the holding company of Rappler, Inc.) of Philippine Depositary Receipts with a value of US$4M; and the acquisition by Nomura Holdings, Inc. of a Php124.5 million 49% interest in PCIB Securities, Inc. (the securities dealing and brokerage arm of BDO, Unibank, Inc.).
Mr. Larcina has assisted in the conduct of tenders offers including those conducted by RYM Business Management Corporation on AGF Finance, Incorporated, by Vega Telecoms, Inc. on Liberty Telecoms Holdings, Inc.
He has extensive TMT experience. He has, among others, assisted in the investment by a Mexican company into a Philippine joint venture organized to engage in telehealth, and in the incorporation of hooq Digital (Philippines) Inc.
Admission to the Bar
University of Santo Tomas (B.A., magna cum laude; LL.B., magna cum laude, Valedictorian)