Fernando S. Peñarroyo

Email: fspenarroyo@punopenalaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS: Mining and Energy Law, Infrastructure, Environmental Law, Project Finance, Special Projects, Business Development, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Investment Law, Real Estate Development, Immigration Law, Labor Law, Estate Proceedings, Legal Risk Management

FERNANDO S. PEÑARROYO was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1995. He obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne in 2002, his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines in 1994 and his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of the Philippines in 1985. He also has a Diploma in Petroleum Exploration from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and a Certificate in Oil and Gas Financial Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. He was a professorial lecturer at the MBA-JD Program of the De La Salle-FEU Institute of Law and the National Institute of Geological Sciences at the University of the Philippines.

Atty. Penarroyo possessed the required legal, financial, and technical educational background and experience in the resources and energy industries having worked for the Philippine Department of Energy, the private sector – both locally and internationally, and the academe. He is skilled in business issues associated with the energy and mineral industry such as project financing of resources and infrastructure projects, business development, resources joint venture transactions, land use conflict, negotiation of production sharing contracts and power purchase agreements, development-related siting and permitting of energy-generating and energy-distribution facilities like power plants and natural-gas pipelines, negotiation of energy-related services, energy infrastructure agreements for new development projects, feed-in tariffs, renewable portfolio standards, and incentive schemes like clean development mechanisms for renewable energy projects, build-operate-and transfer contracts, industrial relations, and international sale and payment of mineral commodities, including their credit and security aspects. Atty. Penarroyo is experienced in corporate compliance procedures and reportorial requirements for publicly listed resources companies. He acted as a member of Panel of Arbitrators in an energy joint operating agreement dispute. He is experienced in environment laws and policies such as protected areas, indigenous peoples rights, land rights, forestry, community organizing and capacity building, resettlement, development and implementation of land access agreements, clean development mechanisms, and environmental and social baseline studies. He regularly contributes articles on legal, regulatory and policy issues on resources and energy to the Philippine Resources – Mining, Petroleum and Energy Journal. www.philippine-resources.com


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