Mia G. Gentugaya is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan and heads its Banking, Finance and Securities Department. She specializes in banking, finance and securities, foreign investments, and corporations.
Ms. Gentugaya has been cited as one of the leading lawyers in project finance in the 1996 Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers, AsiaLaw Profiles (1997), the International Financial Law Review's Guide to the World's International Business Law Firms (1997), the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (1998-1999), International Who's Who of Project Finance Lawyers (2001), and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2002).
She was an active member of the debt restructuring team of SyCipLaw, which acted as counsel to the Bank Advisory committee for the duration of the Philippine debt restructuring program from 1984 until its completion in 1992. She has also acted as counsel to foreign and local banks which financed flagship projects of the Philippines, including the Leyte geothermal plants and the Metro Manila Skyway.
She has structured, negotiated and documented credit transactions in local and foreign currencies for Philippine and offshore banking institutions. She has substantial involvement in aircraft financing, ship financing, and project financing.
Ms. Gentugaya acts as legal counsel to Philippine banks, foreign banks with branches in the Philippines and foreign financial institutions in connection with loans, bonds, equity and debt security issues, as well as derivative transactions. She also advises foreign investors in setting up business in the Philippines, and serves in the Board of Directors of various corporations.