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LEAH M. IRA0

Education      July 2009 - May 2010 National University of Singapore
               Master of Laws

               1991 - 1995 University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
               Bachelor of Laws

               1987 – 1991 University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
               Bachelor of Science in Business Economics
               Cum Laude


               1983 – 1987 La Consolacion College, Mendiola, Manila
               General College Preparatory
               Valedictorian



Professional   January 2008 – April 2009
experience     MAKES & PARTNERS LAW FIRM
               Makes & Partners Law Firm is a leading law firm in Indonesia engaged in commercial
               law practice. Capital markets, corporate finance, banking, mergers & acquisitions,
               project finance (including public utilities projects such as power plants and gas
               pipelines) and corporate and debt restructurings are the strengths of Makes &
               Partners.

               FOREIGN LEGAL CONSULTANT
               Duties:
                   -    performed commercial legal work for the firm’s various clients in the various
                        areas of practice that the firm is engaged in (as set forth above)
                   -    acted as team head for transactions and projects of the firm
                   -    work performed included contract drafting, review and negotiations with
                        Indonesian lawyers and foreign counterparts and due diligence
               Highlights:
                   -    acted as counsel of several Indonesian corporate borrowers for loans in the
                        amount of approximately US$250million
                   -    acted as counsel for the seller in the sale and purchase of a publicly listed
                        Indonesian commercial bank to an international financial institution


               June – December 2005
               ARTEMIS CONSULTING PTE LTD (Artemis)
               Artemis is a Singapore registered company. It provides consultancy services primarily
               to Asian Finance and Investment Corporation, Ltd (AFIC) which was acquired by Actis
               AFIC Holdings Ltd, a Mauritius registered company.

               LEGAL COUNSEL
               Duties:
                   -   assigned to AFIC, performed the same duties as Manager of AFIC’s Legal
                       Department (see below)
                   -   managed AFIC’s distressed assets
               July 1999 – June 2005
               ASIAN FINANCE AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION, LTD (AFIC)
               AFIC was a merchant bank incorporated in Singapore, with regional headquarters in
               Manila and registered office in Singapore. It was established to spur private sector
               development in the Asia-Pacific region. AFIC’s share capital was held by prominent
               financial institutions in Asia, Europe and North America, with the Asian Development
               Bank as the largest shareholder.

               MANAGER (Legal)
               Duties:
                   -    reviewed and prepared documents on the project and equity financing
                        activities of the company in the Asian region including the restructuring of
                        various project finance loans
                   -    participated in restructuring negotiations and discussions
                   -    provided advisory services and rendered legal opinions to the Operations
                        and Administration Departments of the company
                   -    acted as counsel and appeared on behalf of the company before the
                        Philippine courts
               Highlights:
                   -    approximate value of transactions dealt with is placed at US$350 million


               November 1996 – April 1999
               ONGKIKO KALAW MANHIT & ACORDA LAW OFFICES (OKMA)
               OKMA Law Offices is a medium-sized law firm in the Philippines with a solid
               reputation for corporate and litigation work. It is headed by the renowned Philippine
               lawyer, Mario E. Ongkiko.

               SENIOR ASSOCIATE
               Duties:
                   -     performed litigation and corporate work
                   -     prepared pleadings, both at the trial and appellate courts, and legal opinions
                         appeared in trial courts
                   -     participated in negotiations and discussions in relation to the firm’s
                         engagement as counsel


               July 2004 – June 2007
               OFFICE OF THE CONGRESSMAN OF THE PROVINCE OF ROMBLON
               The Congressman of the Province of Romblon is the sole representative of the people
               of Romblon in the House of Representatives. The latter is the lower house of a two-
               house legislature system of the Republic of the Philippines.

               CHIEF POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
               Duties:
                   -   drafted bills and wrote legal opinions, memoranda, letters and
                       correspondences
                   -   met and discussed with stakeholders the bills sponsored and heard by the
                       Congressman and programs and projects he had initiated
                   -   programs and projects were on agricultural support particularly irrigation,
                       health, livelihood enhancement, provision of basic services and
                       empowerment of cooperatives in Romblon
                   -   assisted in program implementation
                   -   supervised and directed the staff of the Congressman


Professional   Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Laguna Chapter
membership
               Romblon Law Association

				
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