This background has enabled the partners to achieve a far wider range of knowledge and expertise in the specialized fields of tax, business, labor and corporate laws and consequently, to provide a higher standard of legal services. While its emphasis is on taxation including tax compliance audit and corporate laws, the firm is also into litigation before the Regional Trial Courts, Court of Tax Appeals and the Supreme Court.
Law firms, like a public office, is imbued with a public trust. Classified information shared by a client is treated with utmost confidentiality. The firm’s personnel’s integrity must not be compromised. Staffs should deal fairly and honestly with clients, suppliers, government offices and court personnel in all dealings.
Our help consists in both preparation and implementation of personal data protection procedures as well as fine-tuning your security policies.
The Firm advises and helps clients comply with all their tax-related requirements – securing BIR rulings on transactions, tax treaty relief applications, tax compliance audits, tax-free exchange rulings, tax assessments and refund claims.
The Firm has acted as counsel in many of the largest investments and M & A deals in the Philippines, shepherding these transactions from initial structuring and due diligence to the preparation of shareholders agreements to the requisite regulatory processes.
The Firm assists clients in due diligence, the legal aspects of hiring and preparation of employment contracts, manuals and programs for employee benefits, compliance, drafting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and transition issues including early retirement, dismissal and retrenchment.
The Firm primarily gives advice and assists foreign expatriates of clients, including their dependents, secure from the Bureau of Immigration all kinds of Visas, I-Cards and other related documents. We also render legal assistance to foreign nationals on any matters relating to Philippine Immigration Act and related laws.
The lawyers review commercial transactions to better assess and manage the risk of future controversy. The Firm acts as counsel to high profile individuals involved in inheritance squabble; purchase of properties of foreigners married to a national; as well as foreclosure proceedings in courts.
The Firm assists clients register their Royalty and Trademark Agreements with the Intellectual Property Office to protect its intellectual property rights. The Firm also assists clients to have their invention patented at the Bureau of Patents at the Intellectual Property Office.
The Firm advises clients on compliance with corporate good governance. Individual lawyers of the Firm serve as Director and Corporate Secretary of various local and multinational companies.