Jonathan P Serrano is a senior partner, and heads the banking and finance practice of the firm. His practice focuses on banking and financial institutions regulation, project and infrastructure finance, acquisition finance, notes and bond issuances, syndicated lending transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate project structuring and development, public–private partnerships and corporate and commercial law.
Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Mr Serrano worked with Baker McKenzie (Manila office) and was seconded to the Baker McKenzie Sydney office, where he worked with the banking and finance practice group. He has been engaged as a public–private partnership key legal expert (Philippines) of the Philippine Public–Private Partnership Centre in connection with the development of critical infrastructure facilities.
In addition to his transactional and advisory work, Mr Serrano has been a resource speaker on financing Philippine infrastructure and power projects at various conferences. He has been consistently cited as a leading lawyer in the field of project finance by the International Financial Law Review 1000. He was recognised as Project Finance Lawyer of the Year (Philippines) in 2020 by Leaders in Law, and 2021 Project Finance Lawyer of the Year in the Philippines by Global Law Experts.