Maria Rosario L. Bernardo

Senior Partner

Practice Areas

Tax Planning and Consultation, Tax Advocacy and Litigation, Tax Compliance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investments, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Public Infrastructure

Maria Rosario L. Bernardo joined SLB in 2003, bringing with her expert knowledge and invaluable experience she gained from the Department of Finance’s Revenue Operations Group, where she served as the Division Chief from 2001 to 2003. Ms. Bernardo also served as a Senior Associate for the Tax and Business Advisory Division of one of the most prestigious accounting and auditing firms in the region, SGV & Co.

At present, Ms. Bernardo is actively involved in SLB’s tax consultation and litigation practice, representing high-profile clients before the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Department of Finance, the Regional Trial Courts, the Court of Tax Appeals, the Supreme Court, the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the Board of Investments, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Education, Experience & Training

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman


  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Financial Executives Association of the Philippines