Carina C Laforteza
is a partner who performs corporate work such as mergers, acquisitions and divestments (including transaction structuring), as well as financing work, acting for the lenders or borrowers. Her clients include major players in the aviation, manufacturing, advertising, banking, mass media, telecommunications and money remittance industries. In addition to her corporate practice, Ms Laforteza has extensive tax experience ranging from tax structuring for corporations and individuals to tax compliance and litigation, as well as tax-related arbitration. She has handled the tax aspects of government and private infrastructure and construction projects. A member of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines, Ms Laforteza is a professorial lecturer in taxation at the University of the Philippines and has also taught business law at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. She placed third in the Philippine Bar Examinations and second in the Certified Public Accountancy Board Examinations.