Export Development Canada’s “First 5 Calls: Philippines”
August 30, 2017
SyCipLaw Partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan was interviewed for “First 5 Calls: Philippines” by ExportWise, the online magazine of Export Development Canada. The article provides practical, on-the-ground advice from five market experts on doing business in the Philippines.
Ms. Lapitan provided legal and regulatory tips on how Canadian companies can do business in the Philippines. The other market experts featured in the article are Chia Wan Liew, EDC’s chief representative for South East Asia; Wayne Farmer, president of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council and managing partner of Islemount Limited; Jun Gil, chairman of AMROP Partnership SCRL; and Michelle Juan, business development consultant APAC of TRACE International.
Hiyasmin H. Lapitan’s corporate work relates to investments in, and financing of projects in various industries including energy, construction, and advertising industries. 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. Ms. Lapitan also assisted in 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.
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