Eusebio V. Tan
Of Counsel

Born Manila, Philippines, February 6, 1951; admitted, 1976, Philippines.

Transactions/Cases Handled: 
Mr. Tan has advised senior managements, boards of directors, independent committees of boards, and major stockholders of both public and private corporations on strategies to be applied in major transactions and projects and in the implementation thereof. He has represented international and domestic banks (lenders) and various corporations (as borrowers) in major loan transactions. He acts as Corporate Secretary and in certain cases, also as a member of the board of directors, of several large corporations. He has advised clients in connection with large construction projects and build-operate-transfer undertakings, as well as in large privatization/public-private-partnership projects. He led teams that obtained full banking licenses for major foreign banks, under the Foreign Banks Liberalization Law of the Philippines (R.A. no. 7721). He has advised on numerous joint venture projects involving foreign investors and Philippine joint venture partners.
Education/Academic Attainments: 
Mr. Tan graduated from the De La Salle University, Bachelor of Arts, major in Economics (Accelerated Honors Program), summa cum laude, 1971. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1975 from the Ateneo de Manila University. Mr. Tan received his Master of Laws degree from Columbia University in 1979.
Law Professorial Positions & Legal Publications: 
Mr. Tan has been invited as a speaker in numerous international fora and has published papers, dissertations, and articles. Participant, EC-ASEAN Seminar on Joint Venture Management and Industrial Cooperation held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1989; Special Lecturer, "Philippine Agricultural Investments" to the Overseas Study Team to the Philippines from the Republic of China, Manila, 1990; Panelist at the sessions on "International Trade Contracts: Purposes and Functions of Trade Terms in Sales Contracts (INCOTERMS 1990)" and "Uniform Customs and Practices in Documentary Credit Operations (L/C's) and the Revised Rules" at the Seminar on International Business Law and Practice conducted by the International Chamber of Commerce, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Makati City, Metro Manila, on 29-30 August 1991; Speaker at the Committee X (International Franchising) Seminar on the topic "Latest Developments in International Franchising in the Philippines" and at the Committee G (Business Organizations) Seminar on the topic "The Legal Aspects of Joint Ventures in the Philippines" at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Section on Business Law of the IBA held in Hong Kong in October 1991; Speaker on the topic "Transfer Pricing in the Philippines" at the IPBA’s Tax Law Committee Program at, and Contributor of the article on the Philippines in the booklet on "Current Developments in the Philippines Affecting Foreign Investors" prepared by the IPBA's Cross Border Investment Committee for, the IPBA's Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, in May 1993; Speaker on the topic “An Overview of the Philippine Legal and Regulatory Framework and Practices” at a Seminar on Corporate Governance on 20 July 2001, Dusit Hotel Nikko, Makati City, Metro Manila, organized by the FINEX Research & Development Foundation, Inc.’s Committee on Corporate Governance in association with Institute of Corporate Directors; Speaker on the topic "The Current Developments in the Philippines Affecting Foreign Investors" at the IPBA's Cross Border Investment Committee Program at the IPBA's Conference in Singapore in May 1994; Speaker on the topic "The Latest Developments in International Franchising in the Philippines" at the IBA's Committee X (International Franchising) Program at the IBA's Conference in Melbourne, Australia, in October 1994; Speaker on the topic "Direct Investments in Asia and the Pacific: The Legal and Regulatory Framework" at the IPBA's Cross Border Investment Committee Program at the IPBA's Conference in San Francisco, U.S.A., in May 1995; Contributor of the article on the Philippines in the booklet on "Current Developments in the Philippines Affecting Foreign Investors" prepared by the IPBA's Cross Border Investment Committee Program for the IPBA's Conference in Manila, Philippines, in May 1996; Speaker at the North American Seminars on the topic "Practical Aspects of Joint Ventures in Asia" conducted by the IPBA in November 1996; Speaker on "The Legal Aspects of Franchising and Licensing in the Philippines" at the Global Franchising '97 conference in Singapore from 23-26 September 1997; Speaker on Philippine technology and intellectual property transfer laws in connection with the topic "Technology and Intellectual Property Transfer Laws - Wall or Hurdle" at the joint sessions of Committees L, M, and X of the IBA at the IBA's Conference in New Delhi, India, from 2-7 November 1997; Delegate/Participant at the 24th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting in Osaka, Japan, from 28-30 October 1998; Speaker on the topic "Doing Business in the Philippines" for the Trade Mission from Poland, sponsored by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions in Manila on 16 February 1999; Speaker on the topic "Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the Philippines" with the Philippine Investment Promotion Mission to Japan at Nagoya and Osaka, Japan, from 14-20 March 1999, sponsored by the Japan External Trade Organization; Speaker on the topic "The Manila Experience: Private Sector Participation in the Operations of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System" at the 1999 Water Supply and Sanitation Forum in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., from 8-9 April 1999 sponsored by the World Bank; Speaker on the topic "Cross Border Investments: Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence" at the Cross Border Investment Committee session at the 10th Annual Meeting and Conference of the IPBA in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, from 28 April to 2 May 2000; Panelist at the seminar on “Net Operating Loss Carry-Over Minimum Corporate Income Tax” sponsored by Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (“FINEX”) on 30 March 2001 at the Mulawin Room, Dusit Hotel Nikko, Makati City, Metro Manila; Panelist on the “Proposed Power Bill” seminar sponsored by FINEX on 23 May 2001 at the Ballroom of the Dusit Hotel Nikko, Makati City, Metro Manila; Speaker on the topic “Corporate Governance: An Overview of the Philippine Legal and Regulatory Framework and Practices” sponsored by FINEX on 20 July 2001 at the Dusit Hotel Nikko, Makati City, Metro Manila; Panelist at the seminar on “The Revised Withholding Tax Regulations” sponsored by FINEX on 29 August 2001 at the Bahia, Hotel Inter-Continental Manila, Makati City, Metro Manila; Delegate/Participant at the 27th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting sponsored on 3-5 October 2001 at Tokyo, Japan; Speaker on the topic “Legal Issues Involved in the Electric Power Industry Reform Act and Power Projects” at the conference on power reform in the Philippines organized by the Centre for Management Technology held on 30-31 October 2001 at EDSA Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila; Panelist at the seminar conducted by FINEX on the “Anti-Money Laundering Law” on 29 May 2002 at the Bahia, Hotel Inter-Continental Manila, Makati City, Metro Manila; Panelist at the symposium conducted by FINEX on “The Proposed Corporate Recovery Act (CRA) Bill” on 4 June 2002 at the Skytop, Hotel Inter-Continental Manila, Makati City, Metro Manila; Delegate/Participant at the 28th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting in Singapore from 9-11 October 2002; Delegate/Participant at the 30th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, from 27-29 October 2004; Panelist at the program conducted by Committee X (International Franchising) of the IBA on the topic “Franchising in Asia” on 27 October 2004 during the IBA’s 2004 Conference held in Auckland, New Zealand; Delegate/Participant at the Philippine Chamber of Industrial Estates and Ecozones visit to the Industrial Estates Authority of Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand, from 7 to 10 July 2005; Delegate/Participant at the 31st ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, from 23 to 24 November 2005; Delegate/Participant at the 32nd ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 13 to 15 November 2006; Contributor of the article on the Philippines in the booklet on "Successful Strategies for Doing Business in Asia” prepared by Meritas Lawyers in Asia in July 2007; Delegate/Participant at the Philippines-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee Meeting held in Tokyo, Japan, from 29 to 30 October 2007; Delegate/Participant at the 33rd ASEAN Japan-Business Meeting held in Tokyo, Japan, from 31 October to 02 November 2007; Contributor to the book “Getting the Deal Through: Franchise 2008”; Presented a paper “Investing in Asia: Key Challenges” during the Meritas 2008 Annual Meeting held in Chicago, USA; Delegate/Participant at the 34th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting held in Brunei from 2-4 November 2008; Contributor on the book “Getting the Deal Through: Franchise 2009”; Delegate, Board of Directors Meeting and Latin American/Caribbean Regional Meeting of MERITAS Law Firms Worldwide held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 22-24 January 2009; Speaker on the topic “Economic, Business, and Legal Developments in the Philippines” at the Asia Pacific In-house Counsel Summit sponsored by Asialaw held from 18-19 March 2009 at the Inter Continental Hotel, Hong Kong; Delegate/Participant at the Annual Meeting and Conference of MERITAS held in Orlando, Florida, USA, from 23-25 May 2009; Delegate/Participant at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Meeting and Conference held at the Sofitel Hotel, Manila, Philippines, from 30 April to 2 May 2009. Delegate/Participant, MERITAS Board of Directors Meeting and 2010 MERITAS Financial Services Group, Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy Section Meeting held in the Bahamas from 1-7 February 2010; Delegate/Participant at the Annual Meeting and Conference of MERITAS held in Los Angeles, USA, from 7-10 April 2010; Delegate/Participant at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Meeting and Conference held in Singapore from 1-6 May 2010; Delegate/Participant at the MERITAS Asian Regional Meeting held in Seoul, Korea, from 30 September – 2 October 2010; Delegate/Participant at the Philippine-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee and Japan-Philippine Economic Cooperation Committee Caucus Meeting held in Tokyo, Japan, on 5 October 2010; Delegate/Participant at the Philippine Business Seminar organized by the ASEAN-Japan Centre, Japan External Trade Organization, and Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Japan, together with the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., and Japan-Philippine Economic Cooperation Committee, held in Tokyo, Japan, on 6 October 2010; Delegate/Participant at the 36th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting held in Tokyo, Japan, from 6-9 October 2010; Delegate/Participant, 29th Joint Meeting of the Philippines-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee (PHILJEC) and Japan-Philippines Economic Cooperation Committee (JPECC) and the Philippine Investment Seminar held in Tokyo, Japan, on 29 January 2011; Delegate/Participant, MERITAS Board of Directors’ Meeting held in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., from 4-7 February 2011; Speaker at a seminar on the topic “Foreign Investments into the Philippines” organized by Fortress Intelligence Pte. Ltd. held at the Amara Hotel in Singapore on 4 March 2011; Delegate/Participant at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Meeting and Conference held in Kyoto, Japan, from 20-25 April 2011; Delegate/Participant at the Annual Meeting and Conference of MERITAS held in Quebec, Montreal, from 11-15 May 2011; Delegate/Participant from the Philippines at the Preparatory Meeting held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 12 to 14 July 2011 for the 37th ASEAN Japan Business Meeting to be held in Yangon, Myanmar, from 2-4 November 2011; Delegate/Participant at the visit by the Trustees of the Philippine Chamber of Industrial Estates and Ecozones to the offices of the Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee, the SIP Science & Technology Investment Promotion Centre, and the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co. Ltd. in Shanghai, China, from 11 to 14 August 2011; Member, Business Delegation from the Philippines accompanying President Benigno S. Aquino III during the State Visit to Beijing, Shanghai, and Xiamen, China, 30 August -3 September 2011; Member, Business Delegation from the Philippines accompanying President Benigno S. Aquino III during the Official Working Visit to Tokyo, Japan, 25-28 September 2011; Speaker on the topic “Exploring Alternative Sources of Energy to Meet the Growing Demand for Energy in the Philippines” at The Second Asian Business Summit held at Tokyo, Japan, from 28-29 September 2011; Speaker on the topic “Public-Private Partnerships: Updates and Developments” at the ACCRALAW Forum held at the Dusit Thani Hotel on 18 November 2011; Delegate/Participant at the 30th Joint Meeting of The Philippines-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee and The Japan-Philippines Economic Cooperation Committee held in the InterContinental Manila, Makati City, Philippines, on 16 February 2012; Delegate/Participant at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Conference held in New Delhi, India, from 1-3 March 2012; Delegate/Participant at the Annual Meeting and Conference of MERITAS Law Firms Worldwide held in New Orleans, USA, from 25-28 April 2012; Head of the delegation from the Philippines at the Steering Committee Meeting held at the New World Hotel Manila, Philippines, from 15-16 May 2012 for the preparations for the 38th ASEAN Japan Business Meeting scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 22-24 October 2012; Head of the Philippine Delegation at the 3rd Asian Business Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 12-13 July 2012 sponsored by the Keidanren; Delegate/Participant at the 38th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 22-24 October 2012; Delegate/Participant at the Meritas Asian Regional Meeting held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 22-24 November 2012; Delegate/Participant at the 31th Joint Meeting of The Philippines-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee and The Japan-Philippines Economic Cooperation Committee held in Tokyo, Japan, on 14 March 2013; Delegate/Participant at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Conference held in Seoul, Korea, from 17-20 April 2013; Delegate/Participant at the Annual Meeting and Conference of MERITAS Law Firms Worldwide held in Vancouver, Canada, from 24-26 April 2013; Head of the Philippine Delegation to the Preparatory Meeting held in Singapore for the 39th ASEAN Japan Business Meeting, Park Royal Hotel on Pickering, from 14-17 May 2013; Delegate/Participant and Speaker (on the topic of Infrastructure Development) at the 4th Asian Business Summit held at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, India, from 30-31 July 2013; Delegate/Participant at the 39th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting held in Fukuoka, Japan, from 23-25 October 2013; Delegate/Participant at the Meritas Asian Regional Meeting held in Shanghai, China, from 13-15 November 2013; Delegate/Participant at the Joint Meeting of the Philippines-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee and the Japan-Philippines Economic Cooperation Committee held in Manila from 5-7 March 2014.
Professional Membership & Affiliations: 
Mr. Tan is a member of the Rotary Club of Manila and through the years has been elected to various positions- Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms 2007; Director 2008; Assistant Secretary 2009, Director 2010, 2012, 2013; Vice President-Elect 2013. MERITAS Law Firms Worldwide - Member, Board of Directors (2008-2011); Member, Quality Assurance Committee (2013-date); Member, Strategic Planning Committee (2013-date); Member, Chair-Elect Nominating Committee (2013); Integrated Bar of the Philippines (“IBP”) – Member (1976-date), Treasurer, IBP Pasay, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan Chapter, 1987-89; Director, IBP Pasay, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan Chapter, 1989-91, Vice-President, IBP Makati City Chapter, 1991-93, Member, IBP National Committee on Legal Aid, 1991-93, President, IBP Makati City Chapter, 1993-95, Ex-Officio Director, IBP Makati City Chapter, 1995-97; Philippine Bar Association - Member;  Inter-Pacific Bar Association (“IPBA”) - Charter Member, Jurisdictional Council Member for the Philippines, Membership Contact Person for the Philippines, and Vice-Chairperson of the Cross Border Investment Committee; International Bar Association (“IBA”) - Member, Section on Business Law; Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (“FINEX”) - Member, Tax and Legal Committee, Programs Committee, Elections Committee, Corporate Finance Committee, Director (2013-2014); Trustee, FINEX Research & Development Foundation, Inc. (2012); LAWASIA, Member; Management Association of the Philippines (“MAP”) - President (2010-2011), Member, Board of Governors (2009-2011), Chairman-Fellowship and Sports Committee (2008 and 2013), Member-Golf Sub-Committee, Membership Committee, Governor-in-Charge, Chapters Committee and Sports Committee (2009); Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Member-representative for ACCRALAW; Makati Business Club - Member; Philippines-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee, Inc. – Member, Board of Trustees, Chairman (2011-2013); Member, Board of Advisers (2013-2014); The Philippines-Japan Society, Inc. – Member, Board of Directors.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS:

General Excellence Gold Medal and Dr. Jose Rizal Honors Society Membership Ring awarded by the De La Salle University upon graduation in 1971; Second Honors Silver Medal awarded by the Ateneo de Manila University, College of Law, upon graduation in 1975; Life Member, MAP; Life Member, FINEX.

In 2015, Legal 500 Asia Pacific cited Mr. Tan as a "Leading Lawyer" in the Practice Area of Corporate M&A. He was also recommended in the Editorial for the Practice Areas of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Projects & Energy and Corporate M&A.

Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2015 has identified Mr. Tan as one of the most highly acclaimed legal experts in the field of Corporate M&A.