Ms Kristine Anne Mercado-Tamayo > Quisumbing Torres > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Quisumbing Torres
12TH FLOOR, NET ONE CENTER
26TH STREET CORNER 3RD AVENUE, CRESCENT PARK WEST
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG 1634
Philippines

Work Department

Kristine Anne Mercado-Tamayo is a partner in Quisumbing Torres’ Tax Practice Group.

Position

Kristine’s practice focuses on general tax planning and taxation for commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, including pre-spin-off and post-acquisition restructuring and corporate restructuring exercises.

She advises clients on customs issues relating to cross-border transactions, including compliance with applicable government licensing, reporting, documentation, and record-keeping requirements.

Kristine also handles wealth management, including the areas of succession, estates, and trusts. She advises wealth management institutions on tax considerations of offshore structures. She also advises high net worth individuals and families on various wealth management solutions and tax planning tools.

Career

Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2007; Associate, Quisumbing Torres, Partner in 2019; 13 years of experience assisting clients on tax issues, involving corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and other cross-border transactions; wealth management, including the areas of succession, estates, and trusts; advocates on clients’ behalf in controversies involving disputed tax assessments, representing clients before the Bureau of Internal Revenue; Awarded Next Generation Lawyer in Tax (2017-2019) and Rising Star 2020 by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Languages

English, Filipino

Memberships

Integrated Bar of the Philippines; International Bar Association; European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) – Chairperson, Tax and Financial Services Committee

Education

Ateneo de Manila University (JD) (2005); Ateneo de Manila University (BS Legal Management) (2001)

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Tax

(Next Generation Partners)

Kristine Mercado-TamayoQuisumbing Torres

The ‘very responsive‘ tax department at Quisumbing Torres provides a comprehensive service, advising clients on local and national taxes, customs duties and tax litigation. It also stands out for its wealth management practice, advising clients on trusts, succession and taxation laws. In addition, the firm’s busy corporate and finance departments ensure a steady flow of transactional work, where tax lawyers are also required, while its association with Baker McKenzie allows it to handle cross-border matters. Dennis Dimagiba and Ronald Bernas are the key partners, and new partner Kristine Mercado-Tamayo is another active member of the team.