Jerry S. Coloma III has been recognized by two international publications as a leading practitioner in corporate and commercial law. He advises prominent domestic and foreign companies on a broad range of commercial activities, such as mergers and acquisitions, public-private partnerships, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, corporate set-up, transaction structuring, contract negotiations, financing arrangements and securities transactions. He has advised a wide range of public and private companies across several industries, including utilities, water, construction, real estate, banking, engineering, healthcare, financing, education, fintech, media, and online retail.
Mr. Coloma has helped clients close several groundbreaking deals, among which are the acquisition of utilities, banks, real estate companies, technology companies, and mining firms.
Mr. Coloma’s recent transactions include: (1) advising a publicly-listed utility and its operating subsidiaries on numerous joint venture projects with government-owned and controlled corporations (aggregate project cost in excess of Php5 Billion), (2) guiding a publicly-listed construction company in its real estate development transaction in a premiere development touted as the next investment hub (project cost of almost Php6 Billion), (3) helping a pioneer Philippine fintech startup in its obtention of Php1.5 Billion in additional investments, (4) advice on the acquisition by the education arm of a prominent Philippine conglomerate of a controlling-stake in a premiere university, (5) guiding a Philippine conglomerate in its Php2 Billion equity acquisition in a global online fashion retailer, and (6) advising a multinational electric company on Philippine Competition Law and other regulatory issues relating to its multibillion-peso acquisition of a domestic electronics company.
Mr. Coloma is performing legal work for a public-private partnership with a project cost exceeding Php20 Billion involving various government agencies for the development of infrastructure projects in an up-and-coming region in the Philippines.
Mr. Coloma authored the Philippine entries to Merger Control 2018 (Law and Enforcement) in Getting the Deal Through and Philippines: Mergers & Acquisitions (3rd Edition) for The In-House Lawyer.
magna cum laude