Hiyasmin H. Lapitan
Ms. Lapitan is a member of the firm’s special projects; tax; banking, finance and securities; and corporate services departments. Her corporate work relate to investments in, and financing of projects in various industries including energy, construction, and advertising industries. She specializes in insurance law and has broad experience in investments in, and regulation of, this sector. Ms. Lapitan regularly provides tax structuring advice. She has experience in government contracts, and has worked on public biddings for government assets and contracts.
Her recent projects include the structuring of the transfer of the insurance portfolio of a non-life insurance company; the licensing of a newly-formed insurance agency; the development, equity structuring, construction, and financing of a 50 MW geothermal power generation project in the Visayas region; the sale of interests in commonly-owned facilities of petroleum companies; the reorganization of a group of advertising agencies; and the formation of a joint venture for the supply of bulk water. She was part of the team that worked on a US$720 million project financing for the development and construction of a 2 x 300 MW coal-fired power generation facility in Bataan, Philippines; the issuance of US$350 million subordinated guaranteed perpetual capital securities by a Dutch subsidiary of a local listed company; and the sale of shipyard assets.
Ms. Lapitan obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of the Philippines. She received her law degree from the same university where she was given the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence. Before joining the firm, she was an information officer of the Provincial Government of Laguna.
Admission to the Bar
University of the Philippines (B.S., LL.B.)