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Antero Jose Caganda
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Corporate Law, Tax Advisory, Banking.
Atty. Caganda is a partner at the Firm specializing in Corporate Law, Tax Advisory, and Banking. He graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree from the Ateneo Law School in 1994, and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1995. His practice is focused on business entity formation/reorganization/winding up, crossborder transaction structuring, acquisitions and divestitures, debt financing arrangements, securities transactions, real property acquisition and conveyancing, and contracts. Notable engagements include: Transaction advise on the acquisition of a major Philippine bank by way of a government privatization process; Supervising a team a lawyers engaged by Project EMERGE of the USAID to review the Philippine government policy on Financial Sector taxation (First Module). The study identified instances of tax arbitrage across different industries in the Philippine financial sector, with the purpose of eventually promoting a tax-neutral environment; Transaction advise on the real property asset acquisition by a private equity fund, including tax advise on the structure of the inward investment and the capital and profit repatriation upon divestiture of the investment; and Legal review of the Philippine operations of a multinational seed products and planting materials company. Atty. Caganda has advised a Philippine business process outsourcing (“BPO”) company in the partial acquisition by a Fortune 500 company of a US $15 million ownership stake and a China-based company in the US $20 million acquisition of a mixed use leisure and resort park, where the Firm performed extensive due diligence, deal structuring, acquisition agreements drafting, and management of tax implications.
Ateneo de Manila School of Law - Juris Doctor University of the Philippines - AB Philosophy.
Banking and finance
Within: Banking and finance
Angelo Advincula and Samantha Dy-van de Loo lead the team at Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula, and are ably supported by Jorge Melo and Antero Caganda. Between April 2015 and March 2016, Lily Gruba assisted Asia United Bank Corporation with over $554m-worth of loans to various borrowers.
Within: Dispute resolution
Antero Caganda, Angelo Advincula and Jorge Melo are the key partners at Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula. The team assisted Philippine National Bank with obtaining a tax refund for tax wrongly paid in 2003.
Within: Leading individuals
Antero Caganda - Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula
At Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula, Angelo Advincula successfully assisted Puregold Duty Free with a $60m refund for VAT and excise taxes wrongly paid between 1998 and 2004. Lily Gruba, Antero Caganda and Juan Miguel de la Fuente are also recommended.