Senior Partner


+44 (0)20 7123 4567

Distinguished Practitioner




Practice area:

Banking and finance
Capital markets
Corporate and M&A

Ms. Hao advises on the entry of foreign investments to the Philippines including the establishment of subsidiaries and branch offices of foreign enterprises.

Ms. Hao has provided advice on various business transactions involving joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, legal due diligence reviews, privatization, build-operate-transfer projects and real estate transactions. Ms. Hao has been involved in acquisitions covering, among others, an airline, a food manufacturer and other manufacturing plants, a toll road project, an airport development project, a metro railway construction and development project, hospitals, cement companies, and a power plant.

Ms. Hao also provides banking advisory services to local and foreign banks and has assisted in the preparation and documentation of loans and security documents. Ms. Hao also advises on capital markets transactions and has represented issuers and underwriters on equity and debt capital raising transactions, such as IPOs, bonds, stock rights offering, establishment of MTN program and private placements.

  • Acted as domestic counsel to joint lead managers in relation to the issuance by Petron Corporation of USD-denominated senior perpetual capital securities
  • Acted as counsel for the arrangers and dealers in connection with the update of the MTN programme of Union Bank of the Philippines and Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co., Inc.
  • Acted as counsel for a borrower in relation to a foreign loan and the review of the facility and security agreement

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Corporate and M&A

  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Real estate
  • Technology and telecommunications

  • Philippine Bar

  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Women in law
  • Philippine Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

  • University of the Philippines (1996)
  • University of Michigan (2002)