(Renato G. Calma, Roane Alfredo P. Lopez III, Virna Emeline C. Divino)
Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate and Tax Department
The Law Firm has helped in the formation, establishment and organization of partnerships, joint ventures, domestic corporations, branches and representative offices of its foreign clients. It has participated and handled mergers and acquisitions and acted as legal counsel in various commercial contracts and real estate transactions.
Lawyers of the Law Firm have also been appointed as Directors and Corporate Secretaries of its corporate clients. As corporate secretary, our lawyers attend board and stockholders meetings, handle the keeping of minutes of meetings, the recordal of the transfer of shares in the Stock and Transfer Book of the corporation, and the issuance of certifications on matters affecting these corporations.
The Law Firm regularly assists its corporate clients in their compliance with auditors and government authorities. It has advised clients on the filing of their tax returns, preparation of protest letters, obtaining tax rulings and securing Certificates Authorizing Registration on the transfer of shares of stocks and real properties. It has filed and secured Tax Treaty Relief Rulings from the Bureau of Internal Revenue-International Tax Affairs Division for clients whose countries of domicile have entered into tax treaties with the Philippines.