Benedicta “Dick” Du-Baladad
is the founding partner and CEO of BDB Law. She is an accountant and a lawyer, and has been in tax practice for over 30 years. She was previously an official of the Philippine tax authority and head of the tax division of a leading auditing firm in the country. Dick specialises in high-end tax advisory, tax disputes and refund claims, transfer pricing, and advocacy matters. Her sector expertise is banking and financial institutions, and she has authored three books on the taxation of banks, insurance and other financial intermediaries. She is a past president of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP) and currently the Chairman of the Board of the Financial Executives Academy, and a Governor of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP).