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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Cebu, Davao, Manila, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Carina Laforteza, Manila, PHILIPPINES

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Carina Laforteza

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Special Projects; Banking, Finance & Securities; Tax; Corporate Services.


Carina C. Laforteza is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan and is a lawyer-certified public accountant. Her specialization is in corporate work, specifically special projects, financing, tax and corporate services. She is also currently involved in tax litigation and administrative proceedings.

Ms. Laforteza has extensive experience in contract drafting, review and negotiations relating to, among others, project and corporate financing and sale of non-performing assets. She has led due diligence teams for acquisitions, corporate reorganization and combinations. She has rendered advice relating to tax, investment, and corporate structuring in connection with, among others, corporate reorganization, information technology derivatives and other financial products. She has also acted for underwriters in sovereign debt issuance and for both lenders and project companies in project financing and corporate financing transactions relating to, among others, infrastructure, power, telecommunications, and aviation.


Ms. Laforteza became a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) in 2003. She joined the firm in 1993 as an associate and became a senior associate in 1998.

Prior to joining SyCipLaw, she worked for SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. as audit staff.

Ms. Laforteza is also a lecturer at the University of the Philippines College of Law.


Ms. Laforteza received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy (1986, cum laude) and Bachelor of Laws (1992, cum laude, class valedictorian) from the University of the Philippines.

She placed second in the 1987 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Board Examinations and third in the 1992 Bar Examinations.



Within: Aviation

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advises clients on aircraft finance and leasing transactions. It is adept at handling cases of secured and Export Credit Agency-guaranteed acquisitions of aircraft and engine leases. Other areas of expertise include registration and de-registration of aircraft. The firm also has experience in advising investors on securitising airline ticket sales. Carina Laforteza leads the team; Mia Gentugaya and Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo are key practitioners.

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

  • Philippine Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment 2018

    Getting the Deal Through has published the 13 th edition of Labour & Employment, which is available in print, as an e-book, and online. The  Philippine chapter  was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ronald Mark C. Lleno , with support from senior associate Emmar Benjoe B. Panahon and associate Hans Cedric I. Santos .
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