Gabriel Paolo L. De Guzman
is a foreign consulting attorney at Kelvin Chia Yangon Limited. Prior to arriving in Yangon, he was an associate at a Philippine law firm where he advised clients on commercial and corporate matters, represented clients before various Philippine government agencies, and assisted clients with respect to government procurement/contracts, corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. He also assisted in the review, drafting and negotiation of various contracts including joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, lease and sale agreements and the like. He also had significant litigation experience in civil, criminal, administrative, and corporate/commercial cases before various lower and appellate courts in the Philippines. At Kelvin Chia Yangon Limited, Paolo’s practice centres on commercial and transactional matters in a wide range of sectors. He has assisted in the drafting and review of various transactional documents. He has also assisted local and foreign investors in the incorporation of various entitles, regulatory compliance, applications with the Myanmar Investment Commission, obtaining operating licences in Myanmar, as well as advising on various labour and employment issues. He was called to the Philippine Bar in 2014.