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Annalisa J. (Annalisa) Carlota

Partner, Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)

University of the Philippines College of Law, Bachelor of Laws (Class of 1997, cum laude)
University of the Philippines School of Economics, Bachelor of Science in Economics (Class of 1993, magna cum laude and class valedictorian)
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1998

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Annalisa is a projects and finance lawyer with over 20 years of experience in energy and infrastructure development across Asia.

Prior to joining C&G Law, Annalisa was an Associate (from 1998 to 2003) and then Senior Associate (from 2003 to 2008) at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan; a secondee at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune in Tokyo (from 2006 to 2007); and a legal counsel at the Asian Development Bank (from 2008 until October 2018).

Experience

Annalisa has advised on private sector and public sector infrastructure projects in the Philippines and other countries in Asia, acting on behalf of project sponsors, commercial lenders, and an international financial institution. She specialises in energy, having started her legal career assisting and advising foreign and local companies in the implementation of independent power projects in the Philippines.

Her practice later expanded to the development, financing and implementation of energy projects in other countries in Asia, including sovereign debt-financed conventional energy generation projects, power transmission projects, and power distribution projects in Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and other countries in Central and West Asia, and carbon-financed renewable energy and waste-to-energy generation projects in China, India and Southeast Asia.

Her experience in Central and West Asia also grew to include other infrastructure projects, particularly in transport, water supply and sanitation, urban development, and natural resources.

Notable Cases & Transactions

Annalisa’s recent work includes advising on the following for the Asian Development Bank:

  • US$1.2 billion financing facility for the construction of power transmission lines and power distribution networks in Afghanistan;
  • US$900 million financing for the engineering, procurement and construction of a supercritical coal fired power generation facility in Jamshoro, Pakistan;
  • US$810 million financing facility for the rehabilitation, augmentation and expansion of the high voltage transmission network in Pakistan, and US$990 million financing facility for the installation of smart meters and associated advanced electricity metering infrastructure also in Pakistan;
  • US$110 million financing for the construction of a 100 MW solar (photovoltaic) power plant in Samarkand, Uzbekistan;
  • EUR 108 million financing for the construction of a bypass road in Batumi, Georgia;
  • US$112 million financing for the extension, rehabilitation and improvement of urban transport infrastructure in Yerevan, Armenia;
  • US$121 million financing for the construction of a potable water treatment plant, water transmission mains, pumping stations, distribution mains, and distribution networks in Tashkent, Uzbekistan;
  • US$100 million financing for the construction of irrigation infrastructure and watershed protection and establishment and improvement of command areas in Balochistan, Pakistan.

Annalisa was also the in-house legal counsel of the Asia Pacific Carbon Fund (established by the Asian Development Bank). She advised on the carbon financing of more than fifty wind, waste-to-energy, solar, geothermal, and energy efficiency projects in China, India, Indonesia and other countries in South East Asia.

Examples of Annalisa’s work include advising on:

  • a 450 MW wind portfolio by China Datang Corporation, one of the largest power generation enterprises in China;
  • a 125 MW wind project by MSPL Limited, one of the largest wind power generators in India;
  • a landfill closure and gas capture project by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in India;
  • a solar (photovoltaic) power generation project by CECEP, one of the largest energy conservation and environmental protection enterprises in China.

Annalisa also has extensive experience in the Philippines.

Her relevant experience includes:

  • Assisted with and advised on the development and financing of the 1200-MW Ilijan combined cycle power plant, which is the largest natural gas power generation facility in the Philippines.
  • Advised on the development and financing of STEAG State Power, Inc.’s 210-MW coal-fired power plant, which was the first coal-fired power plant to be constructed in Mindanao.
  • Advised on other infrastructure projects and construction, foreign direct investments, establishment of business presence, joint ventures, acquisitions, and other matters.
  • Acted as corporate secretary and advised on general corporate governance and compliance.
Memberships/Directorships
  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (1998 – present)