ABOUT Ariel R. Arriola
Ariel R. Arriola has lived, studied, and worked in Manila, Hong Kong, and New York City. After graduating with honors with a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo Law School, he joined Quisumbing Torres where he had a very focused corporate and commercial practice. Later on, he was seconded to Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong. Taking a brief respite from his legal practice, he obtained a Master of Laws degree from Columbia Law School in New York as a Graduate Legal Studies Scholar of Baker & McKenzie. He was a member of the Asia Pacific Regional Private Equity/Venture Capital Practice Groups and the Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Practice Groups of Baker & McKenzie International. After spending a decade with the firm, he established an independent boutique practice in Manila. He has advised on transactions all over the world including places such as the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Russia, Kazakhstan, France, Switzerland, Brazil, and the United States.