Carina Laforteza
About Me
Carina C. Laforteza is a lawyer and a certified public accountant with extensive tax and corporate practice. Her tax work ranges from tax structuring (including how investments are to be made into the Philippines and estate tax planning) to tax compliance (including assisting clients in audits by the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue) to tax litigation (including petitions questioning the legality of revenue issuances) and tax-related arbitration. She was part of the team that assisted the Republic in defending its excise taxation on distilled spirits before the World Trade Organization.

In addition to tax work, Ms. Laforteza does mergers, acquisitions and divestments. She has advised clients in the advertising, food manufacturing, mass media, telecommunications, money remittance and gaming industries. She assisted Coca Cola FEMSA (KOF) in the acquisition of Coca Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc., KOF’s first investment in Asia. She has, in the past, done infrastructure and power projects.

She has been a professorial lecturer in taxation at the University of the Philippines since 2009. Before going into law, she worked as an auditor in a major accounting firm.

Ms. Laforteza placed third in the bar and second in the certified public accountancy board examinations.
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University of the Philippines (B.S.B.A.A., cum laude; LL.B., cum laude and class valedictorian)
Professional Associations
Tax Management Association of the Philippines
Published Articles
She edits the Tax Chapter of CCH Doing Business in Asia.
Languages Spoken

Practice Areas

Banking & Finance
Energy & Natural Resources
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Office Address:
SyCipLaw Center
105 Paseo de Roxas
Manila 1226
+63 2 982 3500
+63 2 817 3896
Work phone:
+63 2 982 3500
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