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Andres B. Sta. Maria

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Mr. Andres B. Sta. Maria is a consultant of Asian Insights, Inc. and of counsel to InsightsLaw & Company (formerly Tam-Yap & Ilao). Until his retirement in September 2013, Mr. Sta. Maria was Senior Partner of the law firm of SyCip Salazar Hernandez &Gatmaitan. For 25 years prior to his retirement, he headed the firm’s Special Projects Group and was responsible for the firm’s project and transactional work, including mergers & acquisitions, energy, infrastructure, construction, mining, telecommunications, and transportation. His area of practice includes acquisitions, energy, infrastructure, and wealth management. He was a pioneer in the private-power generation industry and acted for the developers of several of the largest power stations in the Philippines.

Mr. Sta. Maria is listed in the International Financial Law Review 1000 as one of the world’s leading lawyers, and in Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research U.K.) as one of the world’s pre-eminent project finance lawyers and also one of the world’s pre-eminent public procurement lawyers. In Asia Law & Practice (Asia Law Leading Lawyers Survey), he was hailed as among Asia’s leading business lawyers (Banking, Infrastructure, Energy, Investments, M&A, and Natural Resources). Chambers Global (UK) also ranks Mr. Sta. Maria in the top tier of Philippine corporate lawyers and as one of five Senior Statesmen in the practice of corporate law and M&A.


  • University of the Philippines (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA, Entrance Scholar, University Scholar, College Scholar)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B, University Scholar, College Scholar, 3rd in graduating class)
  • New York University (Master of Laws in Corporation Law (LL.M.);
  • Cornell University (U.S. Corporation and Commercial Law)

Admission to the Bar

  • 1974, Philippines

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Asian Insights is a consulting firm that consolidates and applies legal, accounting, and business perspectives in attending to its clients' needs.  The firm has represented several clients in energy, tollways, construction, property development, and banking, among other fields.  The firm has extensive experience in land acquisition, tax, and general corporate services.

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