Quisumbing Torres

Tax Department

Philippines
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Overview

Our Tax Practice Group provides integrated advice on all aspects of local and international tax law to help clients minimize risks and maximize tax incentives.

We help clients who are entering the Philippine market design and implement tax structures that are practical and tailored to local operations. Adept in addressing regulatory issues, we help clients protect their businesses from unforeseen exposure.

We also represent clients before various government agencies, local government units and the courts in assessment and refund cases involving national taxes, local taxes and customs duties.

Our seasoned professionals work closely with Baker McKenzie lawyers and tax specialists worldwide to deliver tax and customs planning advice. For tax and customs controversies, we execute proven strategies to help clients efficiently resolve them.

Longstanding professional relationships with government agencies enable us to pursue the right remedies before the relevant tax authorities.

We regularly advise clients on the following:
    Corporate reorganizations
    Income and withholding taxes
    International trade and customs issues
    Real estate transactions
    Tax and customs audits
    Taxation of employee compensation and benefits
    Tax incentives available to foreign investments
    Tax structuring for mergers and acquisitions
    Tax treaty issues
    Trusts and wealth management
    VAT
    Valuation and classification issues

Members

Dimagiba, Dennis (Head of Department)

Bernas, Ronald

Mercado-Tamayo, Kristine Anne

Industries

Consumer Goods & Retail

Energy, Mining & Infrastructure

Financial Institutions

Healthcare (including Medical Devices and Products)

Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation

Technology, Media & Telecommunications (including services)