Mark Gorriceta > Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra > Pasig City, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
15/F AND 4/F STRATA 2000

Work Department

Corporate Group


Managing Partner; Head- Corporate Group


2016- Present- Managing Partner- Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
2009- 2015- Partner – Javier Santiago Torres & Gorriceta
2004- 2008- Associate- Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres & Ibarra


English, Filipino


  • Investment Houses’ Association of the Philippines
  • Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines
  • Tax Management Association of the Philippines
  • Fintech Philippines Association
  • IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • International Project Finance Association


A member of the Philippine Bar, Mark graduated law with honors and holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. He also completed courses in Finance at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City. He also completed two Masterclasses on Blockchain, Distributed Ledger & Smart Contracts in Singapore. Atty. Gorriceta is currently enrolled in Harvard University’s certificate program in Corporate Finance

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Antitrust and competition

(Firms to watch)

The antitrust and competition practice at Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra frequently handles competition law issues relating to M&As and other commercial arrangements. Mark Gorriceta and Kristine Torres jointly lead the team.

Philippines > Real estate and construction

(Firms to watch)

Mark Gorriceta leads the ‘client centric’ group at Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra and advises on real estate transactions and project developments.

Philippines > Banking and finance

The banking and finance practice at Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra spans both regulatory and transactional work as well as advising on all aspects of digital banking for a broad client base including fintech companies. Head of the department is Mark Gorriceta who is the firm’s managing partner. Anthony Edsel Tupaz and Kristine Torres also play a pivotal role in the practice.

Philippines > Capital markets

Mark Gorriceta at Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra has advised a number of companies on their listing applications with the Philippine Stock Exchange, while Kristine Torres has considerable experience in capital markets work and advising on securities offerings. Torres also covers equity and debt capital raising transactions, and Micaela Kristina V. Galvez is another well-respected member of the department.

Philippines > Tax

Led by Vincent Paul Saavedra and Mark Gorriceta, the team at Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra is well-regarded for its strength in advising on taxation, trusts and estates both locally and in Southeast Asia, and frequently acts as counsel for domestic corporations in various industries (including the construction, food and beverage and public utilities sectors). The group has successfully advised on various tax audit investigations and provided legal opinions on corporate and tax matters for numerous national and international clients. Senior associate Dyan Angela de la Fuente is another important member of the team.

Philippines > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Mark GorricetaGorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

The first-rate group at Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra has a vast array of experience in technology and innovation matters as well as fintech and data privacy work. Under the leadership of Mark GorricetaKristine Torres and Micaela Kristina V. Galvez, it also garners praise for its expertise in the blockchain and cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, e-commerce and cybersecurity arenas. In the online and financing industries, the group advises some of the top lending and financing platforms. Anthony Edsel Tupaz is another key name, recognised for his work with various technology companies and numerous start-ups in the Philippines.

Philippines > Corporate and M&A

Under the leadership of Mark GorricetaKristine Torres and Micaela Kristina Galvez, the ‘client centric’ corporate team at Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra has bolstered its expertise in the banking and fintech sectors, with demonstrable experience advising on cybersecurity, blockchain, smart contracts, e-commerce, artificial intelligence, cybercrime, and data privacy issues. Gorriceta is the firm’s managing partner and advises on capital markets transactions, while Torres is a key contact in the corporate and TMT departments. Galvez advises on matters concerning securities offerings, M&As and tax planning matters.