Areas of Practice
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., International and Comparative Law, with distinction, 1994
  • Ateneo de Manila University, LL.B., second honors, 1988
  • University of the Philippines, B.S., Business Management, 1984
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Philippine Bar

Hever "Joby" M. Bascon, Jr.

Special Counsel
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6235
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Hever "Joby" M. Bascon, Jr. is a special counsel in Steptoe's Washington office, where he is a member of the Corporate, Securities & Finance Group.

Mr. Bascon's practice focuses on investment funds, multilateral financings, and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented clients as to the full range of their private equity business activities, including negotiating and documenting the formation, operation, management, portfolio investment and divestment, liquidation and dissolution of private equity investment funds. He has advised funds in connection with the negotiation of securities purchase, subscription, loan and shareholder agreements as well as diverse fund-related issues such as fund structure, administration, operations, management fees and distributions of proceeds of portfolio investments. For over 15 years, he has represented a lender in connection with its secured debt financing of billions of dollars to numerous private equity investment funds operating in emerging markets.

Mr. Bascon also advises clients in technology licensing and distribution, equipment acquisitions, start-up business ventures, joint ventures, corporate consolidations and restructurings, municipal tax-exempt lease-purchase financings, due diligence reviews, proxy solicitations, Securities Act registrations, and other general corporate and business matters. In addition, he has advised clients on the commercial, privatization, government procurement, labor, and criminal laws of the Philippines.

In the Philippines, he served as Chief Legal Advisor to the Secretary of Tourism and concurrent Deputy General Manager for Operations of the Philippine Tourism Authority. He was also Advisor to the Secretary of Trade where he assisted in formulating policies and procedures for the privatization of former US military bases in Subic and Clark.