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Asia-Pacific Philippines Tax

Tax covers transactional direct and indirect tax advice and tax controversy-related work. Tax on the transactional side covers corporate partnerships structures, tax planning, spin-offs and the tax structuring of corporate acquisitions. Tax controversy encompasses any contentious tax issue. This includes tax-based litigation and advice relating to tax anti-avoidance enforcement. This section also takes into account base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) matters, including transfer pricing and other cross-border tax advice.

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Band 1
  1. SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
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    SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan houses a top-flight tax practice in the Philippines, with a comprehensive offering that includes particular expertise in administrative and judicial tax litigation, as well as customs matters. The practice is routinely praised for its activity on non-contentious tax matters, including compliance advisory and tax structuring work. It frequently represents clients across a range of sectors, including technology, energy and finance. The team possesses complementary strengths via the firm's corporate practice.
  2. Baniqued & Bello
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1
  3. BDB Law (Du-Baladad and Associates)
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)
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    Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW) is a law firm in the Philippines advising a range of domestic corporates and banks on the full spectrum of tax matters, including both advisory and litigation mandates. The team possesses considerable understanding of national and local taxation issues and acts extensively for clients in the finance, energy and real estate industries. The firm also represents clients in contentious tax matters, acting before courts and administrative bodies. The practice is regularly involved in tax appeals and refund matters, and often appears before the Court of Tax Appeals. Clients include Rappler, Nueva Ecija Electric Cooperative I and AREIT.
  2. Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres & Ibarra
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    Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres & Ibarra
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres & Ibarra has a respected tax offering in the Philippines, which is adept in handling the full range of local and national taxation issues, including tax audits, corporate reorganisations and estate planning. The practice frequently advises corporate clients on the minimisation of business and income taxes, as well as acting on matters before the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Court of Tax Appeals.
  3. Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles
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    Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles remains a key player in the Philippines legal market, with continued noteworthy strength in tax litigation and tax planning. The firm is also known for its knowledge of taxation issues related to equity and debt transactions, corporate reorganisations and asset dispositions, as well as royalties.
  4. Salvador Llanillo & Bernardo
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. 3
    Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio continues to be prominent in tax disputes in the Philippines, with notable experience in challenging tax assessments. The practice is highly active in advisory matters, assisting clients with the tax aspects of transactional matters, including on cross-border aspects. The firm offers considerable expertise in advising clients from the energy sector, as well as the real estate and pharmaceutical industries. Clients include SM Prime Holdings, TeaM Energy and STEAG State Power.
  2. 3
    Villaraza & Angangco
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Villaraza & Angangco represents a wide range of domestic and international clients in both advisory and contentious tax law matters in the Philippines. The firm regularly instructs on tax litigation, as well as the tax structuring of transactions. The team frequently acts for clients in the retail, food and beverages, shipping and energy sectors, while also assisting high net worth individuals with estate planning. The practice advises a number of international clients with their tax matters in the Philippines, as well as domestic Philippine companies.
  3. 3
    Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula has a recognised tax practice in the Philippines, with particular strength in contentious tax matters. The firm advises a mix of domestic and international clients and is experienced in advising clients at the Court of Tax Appeals and Supreme Court. The practice represents clients across a range of sectors including engineering, finance and aviation. Clients include G&W Architects, Engineers and Project Consultants, Grand Plaza Hotel and Island Quarry and Aggregates.
  4. Quisumbing Torres
    Tax
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3