Regis V. Puno
Of Counsel
Transactions/Cases Handled: 
Mr. Puno was a Senior Partner and later Partner Emeritus in Puno and Puno Law Offices (PunoLaw) for most of his legal career until his retirement. He is currently a Consultant of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) as Special Legal Counsel for Metrobank and the Metrobank Group. He was also a former Undersecretary of the Department of Justice. In his practice, he specializes in real estate, litigation, banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, aviation, public utilities, and infrastructure law. He supervised the lawyers of PunoLaw in representation of the firm’s clients in cases involving privatization, mergers and acquisitions, court and agency litigation, telecommunications, commercial arbitration, and intellectual property. Mr. Puno has represented firm clients and argued cases before the Supreme Court, as well as in other appellate and lower courts and administrative agencies.
Education/Academic Attainments: 
Mr. Puno obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, where he graduated with honors in 1985. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines, and his Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington, D.C. in 1987.
Professional Membership & Affiliations: 
Mr. Puno currently holds directorship positions in various corporations, such as GT Capital Holdings, Inc., Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co., LMG Chemicals Corp., and The Rockwell Club. He is also the current Director and Corporate Secretary of the Laura Vicuna Foundation for Street Children, and the current Chairman of the Alumni Admission Program (AAP) of Georgetown University. Mr. Puno was also the former Co-Vice Chairperson of Metrobank Credit Card Corporation’s Board of Directors. Mr. Puno served as Director of Sithe Global Camaya Holdings, Inc. (2008-2016); GN Power Holdings Philippines GP Corp., (2007-2017); and the Regency Investment and Development Holdings, Inc. (2008-2011). He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Hands on Manila Foundation (2014-2016) and was the Director and Chairman of Trust Committee of the Philippine Savings Bank (2004-2010). Mr. Puno was also the former Director/President of Napnapan Mineral Resources, Inc. (2007-2011), the Director/Corporate Secretary of Banco Santander, Philippines (1996-1998, 2001-2003), and the Corporate Secretary of BDO Private Bank from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Puno was a member of Rockwell Residential Tower Condominium Corporation’s Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2013, and was the former President of the Georgetown University Alumni Club of the Philippines (2006-2008).