Practice Areas

Practice Areas


Clients turn to SLB’s top-tier tax lawyers for their unparalleled technical expertise, global reach, and in-depth knowledge of innovative structures and complex tax issues arising from transactions, controversies, and general business operations. The firm’s lawyers, which include a former division chief of the Department of Finance and a former head of the tax division of the Philippines’ largest multidisciplinary professional services firm, have extensive knowledge of taxation law as well as the workings of government. SLB is frequently engaged by multinational corporations for advocacy in tax controversy cases from the local board of assessment level up to the Court of Tax Appeals and Supreme Court proceedings. SLB also advises on the tax planning of refund cases, corporate transactions, reorganizations, and tax treaty issues. It also provides a wide range of transfer pricing services.

SLB has been recognized as one of the leading Philippine tax firms by the International Tax Review, Global Law Experts, and the Asia Business Law Journal.

As part of TAXAND, a global organization of over 2,000 leading tax advisors, SLB provides its clients with access to high-quality, integrated, and independent tax advice in and across 50 countries. As an independent provider, TAXAND allows its member firms wide latitude in providing quality tax advice to its clients without independence issues.

SLB adds value to its relationships through its innovative and practical approaches to tax planning around issues ranging from national internal revenue taxes such as income tax, value-added tax, percentage tax, and local taxes, excise tax, documentary stamp tax, and customs duties, local business taxes, and real property taxes to tax planning in various areas of corporate and individual transactions, such as corporate contracts, corporate reorganization, financial products, compensation and fringe benefits, and family wealth planning.

For further information, please contact:


Serafin U. Salvador, Jr.

Founding Partner and Managing Partner Emeritus
T: (632) 8811.2500 loc. 222

Maria Rosario L. Bernardo

Senior Partner
T: (632) 8811.2500 loc. 110


Martin Ignacio D. Mijares

T: (632) 8811.2500 loc. 231

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