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Villaraza & Angangco

Tax

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What the team is known for

Represents a wide range of domestic and international clients on both advisory and contentious tax matters. Regularly instructed on tax litigation, as well as the tax structuring of transactions. Frequently acts for clients in sectors such as mining, financial services and energy, while it also assists high net worth individuals with estate planning. Assists a number of international clients with their tax matters in the Philippines, as well as domestic Philippine companies.

Strengths

A pleased client notes: "The firm did a great job and provided exceptional tax advice."

Another appreciates that "their turnaround time for the tax matters referred to them was very timely, given the tight deadlines provided to them."

Work highlights

Advised Schweitzer-Mauduit International on its tax-efficient structuring options in relation to the restructuring of its subsidiary.

Notable practitioners

Sylvette Tankiang is recognised for her tax advisory practice. She heads the department and is regularly involved in tax appeals, disputes and tax planning.

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Overview

V&A Law advises on tax issues involving highly sophisticated mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, securities transactions, partnerships and joint ventures, complex credit transactions, as well as other high value commercial dealings, such as real estate transactions and the sale of goods and services. V&A Law’s tax lawyers have immense experience in direct and indirect taxes, including taxes imposed by local government units.

V&A Law provides competent legal services for both contentious and non-contentious tax matters to a wide range of clients, from multinationals and foreign entities desiring to do business in the Philippines to large and small domestic corporations, as well as high net worth individuals and families who have entrusted to the Firm the tax planning of their estates and other personal affairs.

Clients, such as leading financial institutions, rely on V&A Law to represent them in crucial tax-related court litigation up to the Supreme Court. V&A Law recently acted as counsel for a leading universal bank in a case involving the taxability of the interest income/discount from the P35 Billion Poverty Eradication and Alleviation Certificates issued by the Philippine Government.

V&A Law has also provides assistance and advice to various government agencies, their respective officers, as well as private interest groups on relevant legal concerns relating to tax administration and tax reform in the Philippines.

Members

Acosta, Franchette

Angangco, Raoul

Imperial, Paul Rodulfo

Simundac, Maria Concepcion

Tankiang, Sylvette Y

Clients

Abundance Providers and Entrepreneurs Corporation

China Telecom Fufu Information Technology Co., Ltd.

China Telecommunications Corporation

Emperador Distillers, Inc.

EWP Philippines, Inc.

Infinitus Health Products (Philippines) Inc.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.

Industries

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Forestry & Paper

Government

Health Care

Insurance

Mining & Metals

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Tax

Villaraza & Angangco

firm
Location

V&ALAW Center,

11th Avenue, corner 39th Street

Bonifacio Triangle

Bonifacio Global City

Taguig

Metro Manila

Philippines

1634

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Philippines

Tax


Sylvette Y Tankiang
Band 3