Elaine P. De Guzman

Junior Partner 


ELAINE P. DE GUZMAN (epd@fmh.ph) obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines in 2013 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2014. She graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the Bicol University in Legazpi City in 2007.

Prior to joining FMH, Ms. de Guzman worked as a Tax Supervisor in one of the Big 4 internationally affiliated audit firms. As a member of the Taxation, Corporate, Commercial & Finance practice groups of the firm, Ms. de Guzman represents clients in administrative and judicial protests of tax assessments before the Bureau of Internal Revenue (“BIR”) and the Court of Tax Appeals. She also renders tax opinions and assists multinational and local clients in corporate tax structuring and applications for tax rulings with the BIR. She has substantial experience in the drafting, review and negotiation of cross-border commercial contracts, conduct of legal due diligence, and preparation of transaction documents for mergers and acquisitions. She is the Resident Agent of several foreign corporations and handles corporate secretarial work, as well as provides supervision of registrations with various government agencies, and settlement of estates.

Ms. De Guzman is also a member of the Energy, Aviation, and Mining practice group of the firm. She also provides support to the commercial arbitration team and the PPP practice group. She has appeared as counsel before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and is undergoing accreditation as Mediator of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. She has written several articles published in The Philippine Star on topics relating to tax and corporate laws.

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