Legal and Business


Incorporation and Business Registration

  • Legal advisory and assistance in setting up businesses in the Philippines
  • Registration of businesses with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Social Security System (SSS), the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF or Pag-IBIG), the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
  • Registration of businesses and investments with appropriate government agencies such as the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), the Board of Investments (BOI), the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Bureau of Customs (BOC), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), the Garments and Textile Export Board (GTEB), and the Bureau of Foods and Drugs (BFAD)

Tax and Corporate Matters

  • Assistance in joint venture transactions and negotiations and in setting up joint venture companies or partnerships
  • Acting and serving as corporate secretaries for companies
  • Assistance in managing directors’ and stockholders’ meetings, share issuances, transfers, and record keeping
  • Preparation and filing of reportorial requirements with the SEC
  • Preparation and filing of requests for SEC rulings
  • Assistance in the documentation and importation of materials, machinery, and equipment
  • Drafting and review of legal documents and contracts
  • Due diligence audits preparatory to share purchase or acquisition of assets and real properties
  • Assistance in applications for tax and other incentives with the BIR such as Tax Treaty Relief Applications (TTRA) and tax exemptions
  • Preparation and filing of Requests for BIR Rulings
  • Preparation, review, and filing of tax returns
  • Estate planning and assistance in the settlement of estates
  • Representation of clients before the tax authorities in the examination of their books of accounts and records, protest of tax assessments, and claim for tax refunds and/or tax credits
  • Assistance in the application and processing of BIR tax clearances relative to transfer or sale of real and personal properties and changes in the registered ownership of said properties

Labor and Immigration

  • Advising clients on labor matters, from hiring to termination
  • Preparation and/or review of employment contracts, manuals and programs for employment benefits and codes of discipline
  • Representation of clients in labor disputes before the Labor Arbiter, the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court
  • Assisting foreign clients in applying for and obtaining Alien Employment Permits (AEPs) and the relevant visas for their nature of stay in the Philippines


  • Representation of clients in mediation, conciliation, and arbitration
  • Representation of clients before administrative agencies such as the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), DTI, and Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
  • Representation of clients in commercial, civil, and criminal litigation before the prosecutor’s office, Department of Justice (DOJ), trial courts, Court of Tax Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, and the Supreme Court

Intellectual Property

  • Registration of patents, trademarks, service marks, royalty agreements, and designs with the IPO


  • Business matching and feasibility studies
  • Real estate advisory and investment
  • Advising clients on family law matters

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