Pedro Jose Bernardo

Kelvin Chia Yangon - Myanmar

Principal Foreign Attorney

Level 8A Union Financial Centre (UFC)
Corner of Mahabandoola Road and Thein Phyu Road
Botahtaung Township | Yangon


Distinguished Practitioner



Practice area:

Corporate and M&A

Practice area/industry focus: Banking, Capital markets: Equity, Investment funds, M&A, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas

Career highlights: Pedro José F. Bernardo is a partner at Kelvin Chia Partnership and a Principal Consulting Attorney at Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd. and KCP (Cambodia) Ltd. His practice includes assisting local and offshore clients in investment projects across various sectors in Myanmar and Cambodia, including real estate, manufacturing, telecommunications, and energy. He has advised clients on the structuring and implementation of such investments that have involved the drafting, review and negotiation of complex transaction documents and the application for approvals from relevant regulatory authorities. He has also advised on commercial and financing structures, including structures involving private equity, public-private partnerships and limited recourse financing. PJ obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy, magna cum laude) from the Ateneo de Manila University, and his Juris Doctor (Valedictorian and Gold Medal for Academic Excellence) from the Ateneo de Manila Law School. He also holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School (concentration in International Financial Systems). He is dual-qualified in the Philippines and New York State, and is a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore.

Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2020 in Corporate and M&A