Pedro Jose F. Bernardo


LL.M., Harvard Law School (concentration in International Finance)
J.D. (valedictorian), Ateneo de Manila University School of Law
A.B., Philosophy (magna cum laude), Ateneo de Manila University
Email: [email protected]

Related expertise
Real Estate
Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure
Investment Funds 
Corporate and Commercial
Mergers and Acquistions

Pedro Jose F. Bernardo is a Partner at Kelvin Chia Partnership’s regional offices and specifically leads our offices in Myanmar (Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd) and Cambodia (KCP (Cambodia) Ltd).
Based in Singapore after having resided in Yangon, Myanmar for 7 years since joining KCP in 2013, PJ works closely with KCP’s various regional teams and has significant knowledge and work experience advising and assisting local and off-shore clients in investment projects across KCP’s regional practice, particularly Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Among the sectors in which he has assisted as counsel include private equity (including start-up financing), financial services, franchising, distribution & retail, telecommunications, and energy. His work has involved the drafting, reviewing and negotiating transaction documents, and the preparation of and application for necessary approvals from corresponding investment, financial and regulatory authorities in Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.  He has also advised on commercial and financing structures, including structures involving public-private partnerships and limited recourse financing. 
Pedro Jose F. Bernardo was recognized as a Distinguished Practitioner of Corporate M&A in Asialaw.

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