01 JANUARY 2018 – PROMOTION
Coinciding with our 12th anniversary, we are pleased to announce the admission of Rhea M. Mangubat, Maria Kristine “KQ” A. Quimpo, Herbert “Bert” B. Hernane, and Ryan V. Romero to the Partnership, effective 01 January 2018.
Rhea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila in 1998 where she graduated Cum Laude, and passed her CPA licensure exam in the same year. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda College in 2008 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2009. Rhea’s primary practice areas are taxation law, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate organization and restructuring.
KQ received her Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Management in 2004 from De La Salle University (DLSU). In 2008, she received her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, graduating with Honors. KQ was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2009. KQ deals with the various fields of litigation, particularly civil, criminal, commercial, labor and tax disputes. She represents clients in institutionalized commercial arbitration.
Bert received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2003 prior to obtaining his Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda College in 2008. Bert was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2009. Bert has extensive experience in the various fields of litigation involving civil, commercial, administrative and family disputes. He handles criminal cases, both as private prosecutor and defense counsel, as well as labor and employment matters.
Ryan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines (UP) in 2004, and passed the CPA Licensure exam in 2005. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines in 2009 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2010. Ryan regularly advises domestic and foreign clients on taxation law, capital markets and securities transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, and real property transactions.
We are also pleased to announce the promotion of Jordan G. Zafra (DLSU ‘08, Ateneo Law ‘13) from Associate to Senior Associate, and Jansen F. Bernardo (UP ’10, San Beda Law ’14, ranked 8th) and Paul Vincent T. Cunanan (UST ’08, San Beda Law ’14) from Junior Associate to Associate.