Name: Kristine Torres
Firm Name: Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
Jurisdiction: Philippines
Practice Area: M&A Law

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Kristine Torres as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in the Philippines. If you wish to get in touch with Kristine, please use the contact information provided above.

Practice Areas: Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets, Securities, Corporate and Commercial Law, Technology Media & Telecommunications, Project Finance.

Kristine T. Torres is a Partner of the Firm, and a member of the Corporate and Technology Media and Telecommunications departments. Kristine specialises in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate and business law, banking, finance, and securities law, technology, media, and telecommunications, as well as project finance. She has led a number of complex and significant mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, and regularly advises clients on the entry of foreign investments to the Philippines, various cross-border and commercial transactions, including joint ventures, capital markets, legal and regulatory compliance, technology law, as well as equity and debt capital raising transactions, corporate restructuring and tech licensing agreements.

Kristine’s legal expertise has been recognized by various international organizations. She was awarded with the prestigious Young Lawyer of the Year award by the Asian Legal Business in the 2023 Philippine Law Awards. She has been shortlisted for two consecutive years for the same category at the ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards. She was also recognized by the Legal 500 as Next Generation Partner in Technology, Media and Telecommunications, and as a Recommended Lawyer in other practice areas – Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Projects and Energy. Kristine was also recognized as a Rising Star Partner in M&A by the IFLR 1000 in 2023, and one of the Asia’s 40 under 40 list of most accomplished lawyers in Asia by the Asian Legal Business.

Kristine handled significant and highly complex transactions where she:

  1. Acted as transaction counsel for issuers and underwriters in the Philippines in connection with initial public offerings and capital markets transactions.
  2. Acted as legal counsel for sellers and buyers in various mergers and acquisitions and asset purchase transactions. assisted clients in intellectual property acquisition and tech licensing transactions.
  3. Acted as Philippine counsel in various corporate and commercial transactions such as the formation of joint ventures, foreign investments, cross-border transactions, project development, and infrastructure projects.
  4. Advised clients on the legal, regulatory, and licensing requirements for electronic money issuer, virtual currency exchange, merchant acquirer license, and other applications with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Kristine was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2013. She received her Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda University of Law in 2012 and a Bachelor of Arts in LegalManagement from the University of Sto. Tomas, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the Manila chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

Kristine also holds a Certification in Finance from the Asian Institute of Management and attended certificate coursesand a masterclass in mergers and acquisitions at the University of Hong Kong, as well as in Singapore. She alsoobtained her Certification in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Mergers and Acquisitions from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

Firm Description

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra is a top-tier full-service law firm in the Philippines, internationally ranked and recognized for its excellent legal services. The Firm is positioned to be the Philippines’ leading law firm and takes pride in delivering exceptional, solutions-based, innovative, and efficient legal services. We are highly recognized for our client-centric approach in providing our services through having an unparalleled understanding of our client’s needs for proactive management of business matters, seeking collaborative partnerships to maximize the provision of workable legal solutions by observing the highest professional standards, delivering personalized and solutions-based service that efficiently meets every client’s needs, and nurturing long-term relationships founded on mutual respect and integrity.

Through our team’s combined expertise, competence, and commitment to excellence, the Firm creates value-adding legal representation for our clients, aimed at supporting their growth and success.