Mark Xavier D. Oyales

mxdoyales@syciplaw.com



Mark Xavier D. Oyales is a senior associate of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. He is a member of the Special Projects, Banking, Finance, Securities and Tax practice groups.

Mr. Oyales specializes in investments, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects, and aviation finance. He has advised clients in various acquisition projects involving banks, financing companies, retail trade companies, PEZA-registered manufacturing companies, pharmaceutical companies, landholding companies and public utilities. He has advised clients in a number of infrastructure projects relating to public transport.

Mr. Oyales also assists in various arbitration proceedings including rate-rebasing disputes or fare adjustment disputes involving private water concessionaires and light rail companies.

His most recent transactions are as follows:

  • financing, acquisition and delivery of four Airbus A321-200neo aircraft to Philippine Airlines, Inc. (2018) and delivery of two Airbus 350-900 to Philippine Airlines, Inc. (2018)
  • acquisition by KEPCO Philippine Holdings Inc. of a 38% stake in Solar Philippines Calatagan Corporation. (2018)
  • divestment of ANZ Funds Pty. Ltd. of its 40% interest in Metrobank Card Corporation (2018)
  • submission of an unsolicited proposal to rehabilitate, operate and maintain the MRT3 System (2018)
  • submission of an unsolicited proposal to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority for the rehabilitation, expansion, operations and maintenance of the Clark International Airport under the NEDA Joint Venture Guidelines (2017)
  • investment of International Finance Corporation in a publicly-listed company, Discovery World Corporation (2017).
  • project financing of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (2016).

Admission to the Bar

2014, Philippines (2nd placer)

Education

University of the Philippines Visayas (B.S. Biology, cum laude)
University of the Philippines (Juris Doctor, cum laude)

Publications

  • Co-Author, Philippine Chapter, The Tax Disputes and Litigation Review (5th Edition)
  • Co-Author, Philippine Chapter, The Tax Disputes and Litigation Review (4th Edition)
  • divestment of ANZ Funds Pty. Ltd. of its 40% interest in Metrobank Card Corporation (2018)
  • Co-Author, Philippine Chapter, The Tax Disputes and Litigation Review (3rd Edition)
  • Co-Author, Philippine Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Life Sciences 2015


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