TAXATION

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TAXATION

The Firm’s varied tax practice includes legal advice and assistance on matters involving Philippine national and local taxation, specifically, tax implications of commercial transactions undertaken by individuals, various corporate structures/organizations and of international tax treaties. The Firm also represents its clients before the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the tax courts for protests and claims for refund and tax credit, and before the Bureau of Customs involving issues on customs law, tariffs and duties. The Firm also assists its clients on matters relating to estate planning and administration.

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MARITIME & AVIATION LAW

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MARITIME & AVIATION LAW

The Firm renders legal assistance on relevant transportation laws and on matters relating to rules and regulations issued by government agencies, such as the Land Transportation Office, Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board, Air Transportation Office, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA). The Firm also represents its clients before said government agencies, involving claims for death or injury of passengers, loss or damage to cargo and property.

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IMMIGRATION

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IMMIGRATION

The Firm represents its clients before government agencies, such as but not limited to, the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation, Department of Justice, Department of Foreign Affairs and other agencies responsible for the enforcement of laws affecting the authorized stay of aliens in the Philippines. The Firm also represents its clients before Philippine courts and administrative agencies in relation to petitions for the acquisition, recognition and reacquisition of Philippine citizenship, among others.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The Firm, a member of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP), has a growing Intellectual Property Department that handles registration, maintenance and protection of trademarks, copyrights and patents. It has a wide-range practice on inter-partes cases filed before the Intellectual Property Office, as well as in Intellectual Property (IP) litigation for infringement and unfair competition before the regular courts.

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LITIGATION & ARBITRATION

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LITIGATION & ARBITRATION

The Firm has an intensive litigation practice, handling a wide range of administrative, civil, special civil, criminal, and special proceeding cases before administrative agencies, quasi-judicial bodies, regular courts in various Philippine territorial jurisdictions from the National Capital Region to all other Provincial regions, Metropolitan Trial Courts, Regional Trial Courts, Special Courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court. The Firm has successfully represented individuals and private corporations.

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GENERAL PRACTICE

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GENERAL PRACTICE

The Firm’s general practice includes diverse services ranging from rendering legal advisement to individual and corporate clients, retainer services, contract drafting, conflicts-prevention, prosecution and defense, relating to all areas of legal queries concerning civil, criminal, commercial, political, labor, special proceedings, tax and international law. Mindful of the vigorous and ever changing needs of today’s individuals and businesses, the Firm has consistently rendered general legal services with responsive and professional exigency to clients from all backgrounds.

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