Monalisa leads the Energy Practice Group of PJS Law. Her expertise in the energy sector has made her the top choice as legal counsel to the major players (local and foreign) in the industry, as well as for new investors seeking to gain entry into this dynamic area of the Philippine economy. Her leadership in the energy practice group has earned the group and herself several international and Philippine awards/citations.
Monalisa is recognized as “Market Leader” in the areas of Energy and Project Development and leading practitioner in the Asia-Pacific. The Firm’s transactions led by Monalisa has earned several awards recently including the coveted “Philippine Deal of the Year” and “M&A Deal of the Year” awards given by Asian Legal Business– Philippine Law Award in 2017. Monalisa herself has been continuously cited as “Leading Lawyer” in several financial and legal publications in the Asia-Pacific. Monalisa’s experience in the field of Energy is recognized particularly as it started during the time when there were no female practitioners in the field that was then dominated by men both in the legal profession and in business.
Monalisa is also a professor at the Ateneo de Manila Law School in Makati City. She teaches courses on Energy Law and Global Legal Practice.
Areas of Practice: Energy, Project Development
PJS Law is Puyat Jacinto & Santos, a Philippine-based legal advisory firm operating from the heart of one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.
Established in 1997, PJS Law continues to reach out to the world with a comprehensive range of legal services in both established and emerging practice areas, as well as in-depth knowledge and extensive transaction experience in specialized fields such as energy, infrastructure and conflict resolution.
The ability of PJS Law to understand not just the legal framework but also the technical and financial nuances of a target industry remains the strongest point of the firm. It has paved the way for the firm to handle big-ticket transactions and rule-changing advisory work.
PJS Law takes pride in being consistently ranked in the top tier by some of the world’s most influential legal and financial publications.