Manila, Philippines, 17 July 2023 - Quisumbing Torres is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristine Anne Mercado-Tamayo to the position of practice group head for tax.

She brings with her 16 years of tax law experience, specializing in customs and international trade, corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions and tax disputes. Her appointment underpins Quisumbing Torres' commitment to continued excellence in client service and legal expertise.

"With her extensive experience, exceptional leadership qualities, and remarkable achievements in the field of tax law, Kristine embodies the very essence of excellence and professionalism. We have every confidence that under her leadership, our Tax Practice Group will continue to make significant contributions to our firm and provide unparalleled service to our valued clients,” said Quisumbing Torres Managing Partner Ramon J. Quisumbing.

Kristine earned her Doctor of Law degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2005. She is a prominent figure in the legal profession, repeatedly cited by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Next Generation Partner in Tax from 2020 to 2023 and Next Generation Lawyer in Tax from 2017 to 2019. She has also been recognized as a Highly Regarded Lawyer for General Corporate Tax and Women in Tax by ITR World Tax 2023.

In addition to her work in corporate tax and customs law, she is also recognized for her expertise in wealth management, including the areas of succession, estates, and trusts. She advises high net worth individuals and families on various wealth management solutions and tax planning tools.

Kristine has also been serving as a resource person in the hearings in Congress on the proposed VAT on Digital Transactions.

As the new practice group head for tax, Kristine will continue to lead the Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation Industry Group and will remain a member of the Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Group of the firm.

About Quisumbing Torres Tax Practice Group

Our Tax PG provides integrated advice on all aspects of local and international tax law to help clients minimize risks and maximize tax incentives.

We assist clients who are entering the Philippine market in designing and implementing tax structures that are practical and tailored to local operations. Adept in addressing regulatory issues, we help clients protect their businesses from unforeseen exposure. We also represent clients before various government agencies, local government units and the courts in assessment and refund cases involving national taxes, local taxes and customs duties. We execute proven strategies to help clients efficiently resolve tax and customs controversies.

We provide seamless, integrated advice on your tax strategy, its implementation and defense: Tax Planning and Transactions, Transfer Pricing, Tax Dispute Resolution, Tax Policy, Indirect Taxation, Customs and International Trade and Wealth Management.

About Quisumbing Torres

Quisumbing Torres offers clients integrated solutions to complex legal challenges.

Our culture, developed nearly 60 years as a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, enables us to collaborate across borders and practice areas. We provide seamless advice underpinned by local market knowledge and deep sector expertise so that business leaders can feel confident in driving growth that is both sustainable and inclusive.