Ariel Arriola
OLLI Consulting Group, Inc.

Telephone: +63 2 887 2332

Mobile: +63 917 528 3964


Address: 2nd Floor, Adamson
Center, 121 Leviste Street,
Salcedo Village,
Makati City 1227,
Metro Manila, Philippines

Professional Summary

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. One of his key professional achievements is the successful rehabilitation of the Rapu-Rapu gold and mineral project where he was largely responsible for the restructuring of approximately Php14 Billion in debt and the full recovery of the project companies within a period of 3 years.

Practice Focus

Foreign Direct Investments, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Rehabilitation, Securities and Capital Structuring, International Commercial Transactions

Education and Awards/Honors

 Columbia Law School (Master of Laws, Baker & McKenzie Graduate Legal Studies Scholar) (2003)

 Ateneo de Manila Law School (Juris Doctor, With Honors) (1996)

 Ateneo de Manila University (B.S. Legal Management) (1992)