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 > Tax

Spearheaded by Vincent Paul Saavedra  and Mark Gorriceta, the tax practice at Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra has substanial experience assisting domestic and multinational companies with the tax implications of their transactions, tax assessments, customs law compliance and cases filed before the Court of Tax Appeals. The group is also particularly effective at advising on cross-border tax planning involving high-value estates. Senior associate Dyan Angela de la Fuente is the standout practitioner for complex tax issues.

Philippines > Corporate and M&A

The corporate team of Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra has built a strong reputation for providing advice in the technology and banking sector. It has extensive expertise in FinTech, blockchain, smart contracts, e-commerce, artificial intelligence, cybercrime, and data privacy. Managing partner Mark Gorriceta has comprehensive experience in the tax sector, including tax structuring, investigations, and ruling applications. Junior partner Kristine Torres specialises in corporate and business law, M&A, capital markets, banking, finance, and securities law. Micaela Kristina V. Galvez is a senior associate with broad expertise in corporate, commercial and securities law.

Philippines > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Mark GorricetaGorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra stands out for its first rate fintech, blockchain, and e-commerce work and is the trusted advisor of many major names such as Binance and DragonPay and is lauded as a ‘tech-savvy innovative firm‘. Advising one of the largest tech projects in the Philippines to date, the firm is assisting China Design Group with the establishment of the Urban Traffic Brain, providing comprehensive smart-city traffic solutions in metro Cebu and Cebu province. Mark Gorriceta and Kristine Torres are key individuals in the practice and are the go-to lawyers for many of their clients.