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OUR VISION

CORPORATIONS’ POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER RCC

By: Richelle Dianne R. Patawaran on March 21, 2019

With the 2019 Philippine general election less than two months away, and with the recent passage of the Revised Corporation Code (RCC), we take this opportunity to revisit the issue of whether political contributions by corporations are allowed under the law.

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RCC’S IMPROVED MINORITY PROTECTION PROVISIONS

By: Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez on March 14, 2019

In ranking the ease of doing business (EODB) of economies, the World Bank (WB) also evaluates a country’s protection of the interests of minority investors. In this regard, it considers two indices, namely, 1) conflicts of interest regulation, and 2) shareholders’ rights in corporate governance. Republic Act No. 112321 or the Revised Corporation Code (RCC) of the Philippines introduced several amendments and new provisions which seek to improve minority shareholder protection. These provisions should contribute to improving our country’s EODB ranking.

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SUGAR CRUSHED

By: Samantha Poblacion on March 7, 2019

The past month rendered an important and interesting decision from the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). On Feb. 12, 2019, the PCC denied the prospective acquisition by Universal Robina Corp.-Balayan (URC) of the sugarcane milling and refinery assets of Central Azucarera Don Pedro Inc. (CADPI) and its parent entity Roxas Holdings Inc. (RHI).

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KNOW THE NEW REVISED CORPORATION CODE

By: Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez on February 28, 2019

Finally, the Revised Corporation Code or Republic Act No. 112321 (RCC) was signed into law by the President on February 20, 2019 and published in the Official Gazette on Feb. 21, 2019. It will thus become effective on March 8, 2019.

The RCC is a very important piece of legislation affecting all corporations. It amended certain registration requirements, provided provisions on good governance, gave more protection clauses for minority stockholders, and most of all, defined more punishable offenses on corporations, directors and officers. The law emanated from a bill which was proposed by our regulators, and thus, was unavoidably influenced by the problems and issues they faced in regulating corporations.

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A JOURNEY AND THE NEW TAX AMNESTY LAW

By: Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez on February 21, 2019

A year ago today, we published our first article in this column, entitled “A Good Beginning” (https://mtfcounsel.com/2018/02/22/a-good-beginning). It was the beginning of a journey and, after publishing a total of 52 articles, we continue to write. We are grateful to, and we thank, The Manila Times for the opportunity.

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EASE OF DOING BUSINESS FORUM

MTF Managing Partner, Atty. Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez, was one of the panelists during the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Forum held on January 30, 2019 at the Ateneo Professional Schools Auditorium, Rockwell, Makati, Philippines. Atty. Mata-Perez, along with other local experts, were invited to discuss the implications of Republic Act No. 11032, otherwise known as “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018”, which was signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on May 28, 2018. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez was the event’s keynote speaker.

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TAX-ACCOUNTANCY ASSOCIATION UNION OF REPUBLIC OF CHINESE TAIPEI (TAAUT) HOLDS REGIONAL AOTCA CONFERENCE

By: Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez

In response to the thrust of the Asia-Oceana Tax Consultants’ Association to have more exchange of information among its members in the Asia-Pacific region, the Tax-Accountancy Association Union of Republic of Chinese Taipei (TAAUT) held a regional tax conference last January 21, 2019 in Taipei City and invited AOTCA members to speak at the conference. The conference was upon the initiative of TAAUT President, Mr. Ming-Hsien Hung

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PRACTICE AREAS

With a team approach that combines the tax, corporate, litigation and labor proficiency of our partners and lawyers, we provide holistic, practicable and hands-on assistance from the boardroom to the courtroom.

Contact Information

Our office address:

15/f Unit A. ACT Tower, H.V. Dela Costa St.
Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227 Philippines

Telefax: +632 831-1297

Telephone: +632 808-5375 • +632 815-0069

Email: info@mtfcounsel.com

Partners

Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez
euney.mata-perez@mtfcounsel.com

Mark Anthony P. Tamayo
mark.tamayo@mtfcounsel.com

Gerardo Maximo V. Francisco
gary.francisco@mtfcounsel.com