Jose M. Layug, Jr.
Atty. Jose M. Layug, Jr. or “Jay” was a Senior Counsel for the Negotiations and Legal Department of the Australian Strategic Business Unit of Chevron Corporation. In such capacity, he served as the Malampaya Legal Manager of Chevron Malampaya LLC located in Manila, Philippines from 2007-October 2010. As Chevron counsel, he received the first ever William T. Coleman Award in 2008 – the highest recognition given by Chevron Corporation to a Chevron in-house counsel worldwide – besting all other Chevron lawyers worldwide.
Before joining Chevron, Jay acted as international legal consultant of the Asian Development Bank and consultant on Philippine power and energy at Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila Law Office in 2006-2007. Prior to his consultancies, Jay was a Senior Associate at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan from 1996-2006, and practiced law as a Foreign Lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, U.S.A from 2000-2002.