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Antero Jose Caganda

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Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula

Work Department

Partner.

Position

Corporate Law, Tax Advisory, Banking.

Career

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.

Languages

English, Filipino.

Education

Ateneo de Manila School of Law - Juris Doctor University of the Philippines - AB Philosophy.


Philippines

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Angelo Advincula and Samantha Dy-van de Loo lead the team at Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula, which has acted for a number of notable clients, including Asia United Bank, the Philippine Bank of Communication and BDO Unibank; for example, Antero Caganda acted as counsel to BDO Unibank in a $178m loan deal to finance a number of real estate development projects, including a new five-level retail mall.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Angelo Advincula, Jorge Melo, Antero Caganda and Samantha Dy-van de Loo are the key partners in the corporate and M&A practice at Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula. Advincula recently advised Union Energy Corporation on a $6.7m investment into the development of a Philippine Hydro-Electric power project in the Pantabangan River.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Angelo Advincula, Antero Caganda and Jorge Melo are the key partners at Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula. The firm acted for Air Philippines Corporation in a $8.8m refund claim of specific taxes paid for imported aviation fuel.

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Tax

Within: Leading individuals

Antero Caganda - Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula

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