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Jayjay received her Juris Doctor with honours from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2000 and was admitted to the bar in 2001.  Prior to law school, she completed her undergraduate degree in the same university majoring in Legal Management.

Immediately after law school, Jayjay spent several years in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as a Junior Associate. She then decided to venture into entrepreneurship as co-founder of several businesses in the retail, manpower, food and beverage, and business process outsourcing spaces. She returned to law as a Partner in Paredes Garcia & Golez prior to joining LGTON Law. Today, she complements her law practice with her business experience and continues to build on her solid expertise in corporate and commercial law, financial technology law, taxation, energy and construction. With her background, Jayjay offers a unique and nuanced point of view in structuring transactions, drafting and reviewing contracts, and foreseeing potential hurdles. Her projects include local and offshore power plant construction, and various transactions for businesses in the retail, manufacturing, distribution, real estate and transportation, and finance technology industries.

Jayjay sits on the Board of Trustees of BrightHalls Children’s Foundation Inc., an orphanage she co-founded in 2012.  Also on the Board are two of her LGTON Law partners, Norman T. Golez and  Diosdado E. Trillana.


What made you decide to be a lawyer?
I was moved by the 80s show, LA Law. The challenges, not to mention the glamour, of the profession inspired me.
If you were not a lawyer what would you be?
A businesswoman. I'm Chinese after all.
What motivates you to be a better lawyer?
I tell my kids that my job is problem solving. I am motivated to be a better problem-solver to make life better for the people around me.
What is something that bugs you or bothers you?
Philippine politics.
One thing you can never live without:
Not including the essentials like my phone, lip balm.
The best advice you got:
Relationships are what matters most in life.
Favorite quote?
To whom much is given, much is required.
Favorite place to be?
A bustling city. Specifically, Paris and Tokyo.
Advice to people seeking the help of lawyers:
Look for someone you connect with. There are many competent lawyers but only a few will take the time to truly understand you, and consequently, really care about you.