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Angelo Patrick Advincula

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Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula

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Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Government Policy, Taxation.


Atty. Advincula is competent in Commercial Litigation and Arbitration in the fields of BOT infrastructure contracts and water concession contracts. He was engaged by the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, the Department of Justice and the National Irrigation Authority in the following cases: Successful defense of a Government agency against a US $125 million claim for contractual default and non-performance filed by a power producer; Successful defense of a government-owned corporation in an UNCITRAL arbitration filed by a water concessionaire, which charged the agency with contractual default and fraud in administering the BOT agreement, and which involved the amount of US $108 million; Defense of a partly government-owned private bank in a case involving the transfer of alleged ill-gotten funds in the amount of US $634 million to the Philippine Government; and Representation of a Philippine province in a US $100 million damages claim against a Canadian mining company for pollution and environmental damage. Tax In the field of Taxation, Atty. Advincula advises clients on the tax implications of domestic international transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financings, investments, joint ventures and restructurings. He was instructed by a number of Fortune 500 companies in seeking favorable guidance and rulings from the Bureau of Internal Revenue, handling tax assessments and audits before the Court of Tax Appeals, as well as securing VAT refunds. Some highlights include: Successful defense of a Fortune 500 Company against a US $33 million tax assessment involving deficiency income taxes and the application of income tax holidays; Successful claim for a US $8.2 million tax refund for a multinational power producer involving VAT zero-rated power sales; and Tax structuring advice to a US software company in preparation for a US $120 million government bidding. He was a Lecturer at the Ateneo School of Law in Taxation. He was a Director of Asia United Bank, and served as Chairman of its Trust Committee. He is presently the Corporate Secretary of Philippine Bank of Communications.


English, Filipino.


Integrated Bar of the Philippines Tax Managers Association of the Philippines.


University of the Philippines - BA (Philosophy) University of the Philippines College of Law - LLB (Laws).


Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Angelo Advincula - Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula

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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Angelo Advincula - Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula

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