Current position: Partner; Head, Energy Practice Group
Practice area/industry focus: Energy, Regulatory/Competition, M&A, Project Development
Career highlights: Monalisa leads the Energy Practice Group of PJS Law. Her expertise in the energy sector has made her the top choice as legal counsel to the major players (local and foreign) in the industry, as well as for new investors seeking to gain entry into this dynamic area of the Philippine economy. Her leadership in the energy practice group has earned the group and herself several international and Philippine awards/citations.
Monalisa is recognized as “Market Leader” in the areas of Energy and Project Development and leading practitioner in the Asia-Pacific. The Firm’s transactions led by Monalisa has earned several awards recently including the coveted “Philippine Deal of the Year” and “M&A Deal of the Year” awards given by Asian Legal Business– Philippine Law Award in 2017. Monalisa herself has been continuously cited as “Leading Lawyer” in several financial and legal publications in the Asia-Pacific. Monalisa’s experience in the field of Energy is recognized particularly as it started during the time when there were no female practitioners in the field that was then dominated by men both in the legal profession and in business.
Monalisa also acts Corporate Secretary of the Kythe Foundation, non-stock, non-profit organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among children with cancer and other chronic illness. She is the President of PJS Law Foundation, a non-stock corporation established to develop projects that will promote of values of excellence and leadership in both private and public sectors. She is also a professor at the Ateneo Law School.
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2018 in Energy & Natural Resources