Redentor M. Buban

Special Counsel

REDENTOR M. BUBAN received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in 1993 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1994. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines in 1988, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Major in Broadcast Communication.

He has 21 years of professional experience in corporate law and affairs, regulatory compliance, strategy and negotiation, litigation, due diligence, investigation of fraud and corruption, good governance and project management.

He was the Director for Legal and Corporate Affairs of a Singapore-registered bank doing business in Asia, owned by international financial institutions, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He handled all legal and regulatory matters, including those related to the Board and Shareholders, and represented the company in negotiations in countries where AFIC was doing business.

He was an integrity consultant/investigator at the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity of a multilateral development bank where he handled cases involving allegations of fraud and corruption relating to development projects of the bank in various countries.

As a Team Leader for a justice sector reform project and the Deputy Chief of Party of an anticorruption and judicial & legal reform initiative, he handled good governance projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and ADB. He led teams that conceptualized, developed and implemented technical assistance and capacity building programs for agencies in the Philippine’s executive branch, such as the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Office of the Ombudsman, as well as in the judicial branch particularly for the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. He worked directly with top and mid-level officials in the government and also coordinated initiatives with other international organizations, such as the American Bar Association and Asia Foundation, to achieve synergy in their related projects.

Mr. Buban started his career in Philippine law firms then became in-house counsel for one of the top Philippine Banks, first with its trust department and later as general counsel of its retail bank subsidiary.

He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is one of the members of the firm who recently received intensive training on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Singapore.

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