Winning in a tough competition is like cracking a hard nut, but Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra made it look easy as it garnered three awards
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MANILA — The law firm Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra bagged three awards during the recent 7th Annual Asian Legal Business (ALB) Philippine Law Awards 2022 held last November 25, 2022, at The Peninsula Manila in Makati, Metro Manila.
Asian Legal Business, which is owned by Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s leading sources of information for business and professionals, hosted the awards. The prestigious awards recognized the exceptional performance of legal practitioners, both private practitioners and in-house counsel in the Philippines. Its Panel of Judges considered the professional accomplishments of the nominees in terms of breadth, complexity, innovativeness, and significance. The other factors are innovation, development, and social contribution.
For this year, Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra was awarded Tax & Trusts Law Firm of the Year. The Firm highlighted its key works on assisting and advising clients in their tax cases before the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), obtaining Tax Rulings and on advising clients on the tax matters related to mergers and acquisitions.
The Firm was also awarded as the Banking & Financial Services Law Firm of the Year after being a consistent finalist for the category from 2017. The panel has recognized the key works of the Firm on assisting clients that are engaged in Open Finance and Open Banking Technology, Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS), Financial Technology (FinTech) digital banking.
Lastly, Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra was also awarded as the Private Equity & Venture Capital Law Firm of the Year, which recognized the firm as a leader in private equity, venture capital and dealmaking. The Firm showcased its role in being the lead counsel for leading venture capital and private equity firms in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Atty. Mark S. Gorriceta, Managing Partner of Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra, said: “We are very grateful to family, clients, colleagues and friends for the unending support and encouragement. I am blessed to have Partners who trust me to lead our growing team. Big Congratulations to our Tax Group and our Corporate Group for bagging these awards. These awards will continue to inspire us as we enter the new year.” (✓)