Ariel R. Arriola


Ariel is a corporate and commercial lawyer with two decades of experience mostly in foreign investments, capital restructuring and corporate rehabilitation, and mergers & acquisitions. He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association with a license to practice in the Philippines and New York.


Atty. Ariel R. Arriola is a legal consultant at OLLI Consulting Group, Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, particularly foreign investments, and investments in special economic zones and regulated industries. He advises on investment structures, fiscal and non-fiscal incentive schemes, trade agreements, government procurement, documentation, tax treaties, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity.

Atty. Arriola worked in Quisumbing Torres (member firm of Baker McKenzie) as a corporate lawyer before obtaining his Master of Laws degree from Columbia Law School in New York as a Graduate Legal Studies Scholar of Baker McKenzie. He was also a member of Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Regional Private Equity/Venture Capital Practice Groups and the Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Practice Groups. After spending a decade with the firm, he established an independent boutique practice in Manila. Atty. Arriola also serves as Independent Director in various companies including PTFC Redevelopment Corporation, DBP Daiwa Capital Markets Philippines, Inc. and Traditional Financial Services Philippines, Inc.

Atty. Arriola also possesses extensive hands-on experience in structuring and documenting investments in various industries (including mining, business process outsourcing, and information technology) and establishing appropriate investment vehicles (i.e., joint ventures, special purpose vehicles, subsidiary corporations, branch offices, representative offices and regional headquarters) for investors in the Philippines.