Rene E. Puno

PRACTICE AREAS: Legal Risk Management, Taxation, Estate Planning, Corporate Law and Commercial Transactions, Real Estate Transactions, Investment Law, Government Contracting, Energy, Banking and Financial Institutions, Political and Administrative Law, Immigration Law

RENE E. PUNO was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1979. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines in 1978 and Bachelor of Arts from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1974.

Atty. Puno initially worked in banking and financial institutions as in-house counsel. Moving forward, Atty. Puno along with several partners, established his own law firm upon entering into private practice. He then honed his skills, choosing to specialize in Tax practice and management and estate planning, handling several large estates for private clients. He also specialized in Corporate and Commercial Transactions, Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Investment Law. He was then appointed to government, holding the position of Assistant Executive Secretary, thus familiarizing himself with government contracts, political and administrative law and liquidation and privatization of government assets. After his stint in government, Atty. Puno became an accredited migration agent in Australia, assisting with the migration of qualified applicants to Australia, and by necessity, becoming skilled in Immigration Law within the Philippine jurisdiction. Other areas of Atty. Puno’s practice also include Energy Law, as the head of Clean Rock Renewable Energy Resources Corporation, a Philippine resource company involved in geothermal energy acquiring through a competitive bidding process several service contracts to develop geothermal resources in the country.


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