GIALOGO,
DELA FUENTE
& ASSOCIATES

“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.” - Abraham Lincoln

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GIALOGO,
DELA FUENTE
& ASSOCIATES

The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.” - Abraham Lincoln

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Organization History

     On September 2017, Gialogo, Dela Fuente and Associates (“GD Law”) was established and was formally registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as a General Professional Partnership. The founding partners are Attys. Edward G. Gialogo and Rainer P. Dela Fuente. GD Law’s office was initially established located at Unit 102B Lokal Mall, Centennial Road, Kawit, Cavite. Currently, it maintains an office within the Makati CBD at UB 111 Paseo de Roxas, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

     GD Law’s practice areas are as follows:

• Taxation and Customs Law
• Corporate Law
• Election Law
• Banking and Anti-Money Laundering Laws
• Labor Law

Background

     GD Law’s practitioners are highly proficient in providing its clients with a wide range of legal services - in particular: (i) appearing before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, national and local government agencies, and (ii) representing private groups, non-government organizations and individual parties. It has the competence and capability to handle substantial work involving taxation, election, commercial and corporate law, anti-money laundering, banking, estate planning and labor law.

VISION STATEMENT

     GD Law will be regarded as a legal industry trailblazer providing excellent and exceptional legal services to our clients.

     GD Law will be considered as a firm that is committed to maintaining its unique, values-driven culture and promoting the personal and professional development of each member of the firm.

MISSION STATEMENT

      GD Law envisions itself to be the premier law firm concentrating exclusively in the representation of clients in the following specialized fields: taxation, election, anti-money laudering and corporate law.

     In order to achieve this mission, we constantly strive to provide our clients unparalleled service and expertise in these areas. We will accomplish our goals by performing the dual role of a lawyer and a business advisor who commit to provide solutions and strategies which exhibit a clear understanding of our client’s unique business needs.

     In fulfilling our mission, we value the importance of a preventive approach. Whenever possible, we seek to provide non-adversarial solutions that make good business sense. Our goal is to help our clients control costly legal fees that can arise in the context of a possible litigation and also to promote positive good business practices. On the other hand, when our clients are faced with litigation, we zealously defend their interests in a creative, ethical and cost-effective manner.

ABOUT US

atty. edward gialogO

MANAGING PARTNER

Atty. Edward Gialogo is an expert in Tax, Corporation and Election Laws. He obtained his law degree from San Beda University- Manila as a regular and honor student. After taking the bar in 2010, he began his career as a Senior Associate in the Tax Division of SyCip Gorres Velayo & Company or SGV.

In 2011, he joined the government as Attorney VI in the Office of Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes Jr. When Chairman Brillantes retired in 2015, he joined Arcilla & Associates wherein he assisted local and multinational companies in availing tax incentives. He also assisted various candidates during the 2016 elections by giving advice to candidates at all stages of the election (filing of COC, campaign, etc.) and giving lectures on the following topics:
1. Voting procedures for watchers;
2. Canvassing procedure for lawyers; and
3. Campaign Finance compliance.

In 2016, Atty. Gialogo returned to SGV as Associate Director in the Tax Division.

Currently, Atty. Gialogo is Managing Partner of Gialogo Dela Fuente & Associates, a law firm primarily engaged in the practice of tax and corporation laws. Atty. Gialogo is also a professor. He was a lecturer of business laws to accountancy students of San Beda University and National University. He is a former Business Law Reviewer in Review School of Accountancy or ReSA. Currently, Atty. Ed is a Tax Speaker at the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

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atty. rainer dela fuente, cpa

Partner

Rainer P. Dela Fuente is a lawyer and a Certified Public Accountant with an extensive experience in taxation and corporate governance. He started his career as a revenue officer for the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). He was also connected with Punongbayan & Araullo as a Senior Associate under the Tax Advisory and Compliance Division handling BIR and LGU tax assessments, tax treaty relief applications with the BIR, PEZA registration of ROHQ and SEC registration of business organizations. After passing the bar examinations in 2012, he joined the Office of the President of the Philippines - Governance Commission for Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GCG) where he became involved in the technical evaluation of state-owned enterprises to ascertain whether such entities should be reorganized, merged, streamlined, abolished or privatized. In 2014, Atty. Dela Fuente joined the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC), under the Office of the Chairman, and was involved in the resolution of matters involving campaign finance rules as well as the review of financial and administrative matters peculiar to the COMELEC. In 2015, he joined the Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat (AMLCS) – Compliance and Investigation Group.

Atty. Dela Fuente has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Accountancy from De La Salle University - Manila and a Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda College – Manila. In 2017, he co-founded the Gialogo, Dela Fuente and Associates, where he specializes in corporate law, taxation and energy laws.

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PRACTICE AREAS

CUSTOMS AND TAXATION LAW

• Handling Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) Assessment
• Tax Efficiency Studies
• Tax Protests
• Claims for Refund/Tax Credit, Local Taxation
• Handling Local Government Unit (LGU) Permits and Licenses
• Real Property Tax and Assessment

ELECTION LAW

• Election Strategies
• Pre-Election Activities
• Election Disqualification Cases
• Counting of Ballots;
• Canvassing; Lecture to Poll Watchers and Campaign Team
• Pre-Proclamation Controversies
• Election Protests
• Compliance with the Rules on Campaign Finance

CORPORATE LAW

• Registration of Sole Proprietorships (DTI), Corporations, Partnerships and Associations (SEC)
• SEC Reportorial Requirements
• Amendments to the Articles of Partnership/Incorporation
• Legal Representations before the DTI and SEC

Anti-Money Laundering Law

• Compliance Requirements under the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001, as amended (AMLA)
• AML Regulations for Casinos, Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (CPA, Lawyers, etc.)



Land Titles and Deeds

• Land Titling, Disposition/Conveyances of Real Properties
• Issuance of Lost Titles; and Reconstitution of Title

Labor Law

• Compliance with the Philippine Labor Standards
• Handling Unfair Labor Practices (ULP)
• Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA)
• Illegal Termination
• Compensation Issues
• Claim for Permanent Disability Claims
• and Post-employment Issues

Estate Planning and Probate

• Drafting of Wills
• Appointment of Executors/Administrators
• Asset Distribution in a Tax Efficient Manner

Corporate Secretarial Services

•Corporate Housekeeping Services
• Directorship and Officer Services
• Proactive Corporate Governance

NEWS

Seminars / Lectures

by web admin/ON Updated DECEMBER 4 2019

Click the links below for seminars/lectures offered by GD Law partners.
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For more details on the AMLC-Accredited trainings, please click on this link

To directly access our AML Training Registration Portal, kindly click on this link

Gialogo Dela Fuente and Associates Certifications

by web admin/ON September 2019

GIALOGO DELA FUENTE AND ASSOCIATES has duly complied with the registration requirements of the: (1) Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for the purpose of submitting Covered and Suspicious Transaction Reports pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 (AMLA), as amended, and the 2018 AMLA Implementing Rules and Regulations; and (2) National Privacy Commission (NPC) with respect to the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and other related issuances.
AMLC Provisional Certificate of Registration
NPC Data Privacy Act Certificate

Employment Opportunities

by Web Admin/ON May 2019

Employment and training opportunities for legal and non-legal professionals at GD Law. Email us your CV at jobs@gdlaw.ph