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9TH, 10TH, 11TH & 12TH FLOORS, ONE ORION, 11TH AVENUE, CORNER UNIVERSITY PARKWAY, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY 1634, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Tel:
Work +63 2 810 5858
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Fax +63 2 810 3838
Email:
Web:
www.cruzmarcelo.com
Manila, Manila

Rosa Michele C. Bagtas

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Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Work Department

Senior Partner

Position

•Corporate and Commercial Law •Mergers & Acquisitions •Property Development & Real Estate Transactions •Immigration •Tax Advisory •Capital Markets, Securities Regulation & Finance

Career

Ms. Bagtas is a Senior Partner in our Corporate & Commercial Law Department and heads the Property Development and Immigration Practice Groups. Rosa has acted as counsel in a number of M & A deals, whether share sale or a share purchase, asset acquisition or disposition, merger, joint venture or spin-off, involving companies in a variety of industries (such as manufacturing companies, life and non-life insurance companies, telecommunications companies, pharmaceutical companies, BPOs, exporters, mining companies, real estate companies, among others). In the field of Property Development, Rosa has acted as counsel and local representative for foreign companies in their bulk acquisition and disposal of condominium units in the Philippines and in making other investments in the country. Rosa has likewise represented clients in a variety of real estate transactions, such as a residential subdivision in Quezon City, a mixed-use subdivision in Batangas, a master-planned community in Laguna, land that will be developed into a power plant and a commercial port in Mindanao, and applications for sales patents in Boracay Island. The foregoing projects required legal due diligence, contract negotiation, implementation, and amendment, management of internal revenue tax and local tax issues, dealings with local government units, addressing of labor issues, dealings with Philippine regulators and other government agencies. Rosa also has extensive practice in Philippine commercial law, taxation, infrastructure development, immigration, foreign investments and trade.

Member

Rosa is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the Philippine Bar Association, the Ateneo Law Alumni Association and the Ateneo Alumni Association.

Education

Rosa earned her Juris Doctor degree, second honors, from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 1998. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, Major in Legal Management, from the Ateneo de Manila University where she graduated Cum Laude in 1994.


Philippines

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Manuel Manaligod, Jr leads the team at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia, with strong support from Aida Roxas-Rivera, Rosa Bagtas and Pancho Umali. The firm advises a range of notable local and international clients such as Aboitiz Equity Ventures, ABS-CBN Corporation, Sony Global Business Services and Unilever.

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Immigration

Within: Immigration

Rosa Bagtas heads the immigration practice at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia, with strong support from Aida Roxas-Rivera, who has ‚Äėin-depth knowledge‚Äô of immigration law. The department is well-versed in providing specialist advice to corporations and individuals on Philippine immigration and citizenship laws, with experience in matters involving visa applications, work permits and naturalisation proceedings.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia’s practice is led by Rosa Bagtas, who is strongly supported by Pancho Umali. The firm recently assisted Goldenwill Inc with the PHP103m acquisition of unutilised air development rights.

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