Christian Gold M. Calibo, CPA

Special Counsel for Energy Development

Christian Gold M. Calibo (CMC) is a Special Counsel of the PPP Group for energy development. He guides clients in developing energy projects and in structuring commercial and corporate transactions.

Prior to joining Libra Law, CMC handled contracts for building energy plants.

Representing a French construction company, he handled a contract for engineering procurement and construction (EPC) to build a biomass power plant in the Philippines.

In another energy project representing a Philippine company, he both drafted and negotiated the EPC contract to build a combined distillery and power plant running on biofuels. For this project, he worked with FIDIC contract provisions opposite a foreign construction company.

In energy development, CMC assisted in developing three projects: a 2 x 350 MW coal-fired power plant project, a 75 MW solar project, and an ocean power project. In another project, he assisted a joint venture in developing a hybrid solar-diesel power plant with micro-grid in Palawan.

CMC also helped develop a run-of-river hydropower project in the Cordillera region, guiding the company in regulatory and environmental compliance, including its conversion from a project company into a holding company.  He also assisted a foreign company structure its Philippine investment in wind power, analyzing investment options, tax implications and incentives.

CMC obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (Cum Laude) from Silliman University and his Bachelors of Law (2006) from the University of the Philippines. He joined the Philippine Bar in 2007.