A. BAYANI K. TAN
Mr. Tan founded the Firm on September 1, 1988, soon after obtaining his LLM from the New York University. In over three decades of practice, the Firm has since grown into a mid-size full practice firm, specializing in corporate, securities, tax property development laws, and of late, energy and government procurement laws.
For his part, Mr. Tan distinguished himself in the areas of Securities and Corporations, his primary field of expertise, frontlining to date the Initial Public Offering of more than 20 companies. He has also handled and supervised various mergers and acquisitions, investments, corporate structuring, registration of securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission, listing of companies with the Philippine Stock Exchange, tender offers, and compliance with regulatory requirements for public companies. He also currently sits as Director and/or Corporate Secretary in a number of companies.
Among his notable accomplishments in the field are:
- The Initial Public Offering of businesses ranging from international remittance, information technology and software development, oil exploration and mining, real estate development, banking, industrial manufacturing, and hotels and leisure destinations.
- The development of world class golf and country clubs, and related exclusive, high-end residential enclaves.
- Acquisition by a leading thrift bank of a bank; and
- Advising a foreign multinational company on its hydro-power project in the Philippines.
Aside from being a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Atty. Tan is also a member of the International Bar Association where he was the country representative for the Philippines. He also represents the Firm in the Network of Leading Law Firms, a United States-based affiliation of international law firms, of which the Firm is the exclusive member for the Philippines.
Mr. Tan lectures on Best Practices in Corporate Housekeeping, Compliance and Reporting Requirements, and Introduction to Listing with the Philippine Stock Exchange. His lectures are accredited under the Supreme Court’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program.
Along with his legal practice, Mr. Tan is also committed to the Firm’s corporate social responsibility and giving back to the community in his own personal capacity. He is actively involved as a Trustee or Legal Counsel of various educational and socio-civic organizations. Among these groups are the Philippine Jesuit Aid Association, St. Scholastica Mission Hospital, Inc., Xavier School, Inc., SCTan Foundation, Inc., and other eleemosynary foundations.
Mr. Tan received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1980, where he graduated ninth in his class and a member of the Order of the Purple Feather, the official honor society of the UP College of Law. He ranked sixth in the Philippine Bar examinations which he took immediately after obtaining his law degree. He graduated Class Valedictorian and a Medalist for Academic Excellence in 1976 from San Beda College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.