About Carina C. Laforteza

Carina C. Laforteza is a partner of SyCipLaw and is the head of its tax department. She is an expert on Philippine taxation and her work in the area ranges from tax structuring for corporations, individuals and estates to tax compliance, as well as tax-related litigation and arbitration. She is also an experienced corporate lawyer and has handled mergers, acquisitions and divestments (including transaction structuring), as well as financing work where she has acted for both lenders and borrowers. Ms Laforteza is a professorial lecturer in taxation at the University of the Philippines – College of Law. She is also a certified public accountant.