Elizabeth B. Opeña


Elizabeth Opeña is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group and heads the Securities, Hotels, Resorts & Tourism, and Real Estate/REITs groups of Quisumbing Torres. Elizabeth has 18 years of experience working on a wide range of corporate transactions and matters, including public and private M&As, tender offers, securities regulation, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, and real property acquisition and development. She acts for multinational corporations across various industry sectors.

Practice Focus

In 2013, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Capital Markets cited Elizabeth as having "a good reputation for capital markets deals, particularly for REIT transactions" and as "well regarded" for Real Estate and Construction work. Elizabeth is listed as a recommended lawyer for Capital Markets in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2010/2011, 2009/2010 and 2008/2009, and for Real Estate and Construction in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2010/2011. Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 has cited her as "the driving force behind [Quisumbing Torres' Real Estate] group and remains a crucial component of its continued success." She is also cited in Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 for heading Quisumbing Torres’ Real Estate practice. She is a leading figure in REITs in the Philippines, working closely with regulators and REIT industry players.

Professional Honors

  • Key Individual in Real Estate, Chambers Asia Pacific, 2012
  • Recommended Lawyer in Capital Markets, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2010/2011, 2009/2010, and 2008/2009
  • Recommended Lawyer in Real Estate and Construction, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2010/2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines - Member
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines - Member
  • Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) - Member


  • Philippines (1995)


  • University of Oxford (Magister Juris) (2000)
  • University of the Philippines (LL.B. with Distinction) (1994)
  • University of the Philippines (B.A.) (1989)


  • English
  • Filipino