Profile submitted by Benedicta Du-Baladad
Benedicta is the Managing Partner and CEO of BDB Law. She specializes in taxation that encompasses all aspects of tax advisory, tax planning and restructuring, litigation, handling tax assessments, disputes and refund claims, international tax, transfer pricing, expatriate taxation, compliance and due diligence reviews, and advocacy. Her sector expertise includes banking, insurance, fund management and other financial intermediaries. She also handles power and oil, real estate and technology.
Past President, Tax Management Association of the Philippines; Co-Chair, Tax Group, Capital Markets Development Council; Co-Chair, Tax Committee, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Former Governor, Management Association of the Philippines; Chairman, Social Involvement Committee, FINEX Foundation; Former Director and Chair of Tax Committee and Asean Economic Community Committee, Financial Executives of the Philippines
Founder, BDB Law; Chairman, BDB Law Foundation; Former Partner and Head of Tax Department of a big auditing firm; Former official of the Philippine Tax Bureau; Professorial Lecturer, University of Santo Tomas; Director, Bank of Commerce.
Benedicta published 3 books: Taxation of Financial Institutions (2006), Taxation of Banks and Non-Bank Financial Intermediaries (2010), Taxation of Insurance Companies (2014). She is also the Philippine correspondent of Tax Notes International and a regular columnist for major business dailies.
Benedicta is an accountant-lawyer with a foreign degree of Masters of Law and International Taxation at the Harvard University, USA. She is also a painter.