Ranked under Tier 1 by Asia Pacific Legal 500 and one of the recommended law firms for Taxation by AsiaLaw, our tax specialists have done far-reaching work in tax consultancy and advocacy involving national, local tax and applicable foreign laws.

We are often tasked to render tax opinions relating to financial instruments and products, international double taxation, transfers of shares, corporate restructuring and reorganization, and estate planning.

We also counsel on structuring of inbound and outbound investments, branch profit tax and the tax implications of the establishment of foreign-controlled entities.

We secure rulings from the Bureau of Internal Revenue on various areas of taxation including tax-free transactions and the availment of preferential international tax treaty provisions. We also assist clients in complying with the recently implemented guidelines on submission of Certificate of Residence for Tax Treaty Relief forms and requirements.

We have extensive experience in the handling of administrative and judicial tax refunds and protests of tax assessments before the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Regional Trial Court, Court of Tax Appeals and the Supreme Court.

Our firm has likewise represented clients before the Bureau of Customs and the appellate courts in refund and protest cases involving customs duties as well as in seizure and forfeiture proceedings.

Our Tax Team is headed by Hector A. Martinez, ranked as one of Philippines’ Top 100 Lawyers for 2018 by Asia Business Law, and Mia Carissa C. Martin.