I am the Founding Partner and CEO of Du-Baladad & Associates (BDB Law), a law firm specializing in taxation and related corporate services. I am an accountant and a lawyer, with a foreign degree of Masters of Law and International Taxation from
Harvard University, USA.
Being a multi-awarded lawyer and tax practitioner, this year I have been ranked as the only Elite Practitioner in the area of taxation by Asia Profiles. Additionally, I am mentioned in the top 100 lawyer in the Philippines (The A List) by Vantage Publishing, and have been listed as a highly regarded tax leader in Tax Controversy, Indirect Tax and Women in Tax by the International Tax Review – World Tax. Chambers and Partners Asia have also regarded me as a Leading Lawyer in Tax.
Prior to setting up BDB Law, I was a Tax Partner and Head of the tax department of a leading auditing firm. I am also a former official of the Bureau of the Internal Revenue (BIR), where I served in various posts including the Office of the Commissioner, the Enforcement Service, the Legal Service and the International Tax Affairs Office. I have been instrumental in setting up and in designing the organizational structure of the Large Taxpayer’s Service (LTS) of the BIR.
In 2020, I was appointed to a position as member of the board of directors at WTS Global, following on from many years of prior active engagement within the network. Alongside my positions within WTS Global, I am also a Governor of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), a Co-Chair of the Capital Market Development Council (CMDC), and the Chairman of the Tax Committee of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). Furthermore, I also serve as a Director of the Bank of Commerce, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), and the Women’s Business Council of the Philippines.
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