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Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez

Managing Partner

Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez is the Managing and Founding partner of Mata-Perez, Tamayo & Francisco. She is a certified public accountant and a member of the Philippine bar. She is the past President of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP), the leading association of tax practitioners.

She has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as one who “really knows tax law, and is a magnificent lawyer.”

Euney brings to the practice not only a rich 31-year experience in tax, transactions, corporate reorganizations and other corporate matters, but also a keen business insight as a certified public accountant, enabling her to identify and help resolve the issues that shape business needs.

Singled out for her discerning insight, she has been invited to explain the complexities of tax laws and speak at local and international forums—such as conferences sponsored by the International Tax Review, Asia-Oceana Tax Consultants Association, Inc., and TAXAND—as well as contributing to several foreign and local publications, including CCH Doing Business in Asia, the Ateneo Law Journal, and the TMAP Technical Journal.

Euney led the Tax Management Association of the Philippines—the country’s leading association of tax practitioners and professionals—as its president in 2013. She is the past President of Asia-Oceana Tax Consultants Association, Inc. for the term 2018 to 2022 and the current Chair of the Tax Committee of the Management Association of the Philippines.

Euney earned her degree of Juris Doctor and graduated salutatorian of her class at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, where she was the Associate Editor of the Ateneo Law Journal. She graduated summa cum laude in her undergraduate course of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in accounting, from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City. She is also a graduate of the Strategic Business and Economics Program of the University of Asia and the Pacific.

She was formerly with the law firms of SyCip, Salazar, Hernandez & Gatmaitan and Salvador & Associates.

Practice Areas

  • Deals, mergers and acquisitions
  • Foreign investments and incentives
  • Loans and project finance
  • Tax (international, domestic and local) advisory, advocacy and controversies
  • Corporate reorganizations and restructuring
  • Infrastructure, energy, mining and environment
  • Contracts
  • General corporate matters
  • Loans and project finance

Education and Bar Admission

  • Salutatorian (Second Honors), Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (1992)
  • Summa cum laude, B.S. Commerce, Major in Accounting, University of San Carlos, Cebu City (1985)
  • Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1993

Professional Affiliations

  • Past President of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP)
  • President of the Asia-Oceana Tax Consultants Association (AOTCA) for the term 2016 to 2018
  • President of the Asia-Oceana Tax Consultants Association (AOTCA) for the term 2018 to 2020
  • Executive Vice President of FINEX


  • Partner, Salvador & Associates
  • Senior Associate, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
  • Auditor, SGV & Co.


Expert Guides

Chambers and Partners

World Tax (EG Tax Leading Advisor)

The Philippines’ Top 100 Lawyers of 2019 by Asia Business Law Journal

The Philippines’ Top 100 Lawyers of 2020 by Asia Business Law Journal

The Philippines’ Top 100 Lawyers of 2021 by Asia Business Law Journal
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