Pancho G. Umali

Senior Partner

Practice areas

  • Mining and Natural Resources / Energy
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Property Development
  • Immigration
  • Capital Markets, Securities Regulation & Finance

Professional Background

Mr. Umali is a Senior Partner in our Corporate & Commercial Law Department and our Mining & Natural Resources practice group.

He regularly advises clients on, among others, investment structures and protection, nationality restrictions, compliance and governance, government procurement, tax, conveyancing, property development, citizenship, immigration, employment and outsourcing. As a member of the firm’s Mining & Natural Resources Department, Mr. Umali also routinely assists clients particularly on land and environmental issues, indigenous peoples, social and development management, community relations, security, and local governments.

Mr. Umali’s recent undertakings include representing a mining client in an appeal lodged before the Office of the President, and advising a foreign company in securing an equity stake in a local petroleum downstream player.

He holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines, where he graduated cum laude. In 2001, he obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the same university where he graduated as a member of the UP Law Honors’ Society, the Order of the Purple Feather. Mr. Umali was admitted to the Philippine Bar the succeeding year.

Mr. Umali is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines; the Philippine Bar Association; the Taguig Lawyers League; and the Makati Law Foundation, Inc.