About Us

Tax Law

Chair

Enrico G. Valdez

Tan Venturanza Valdez
2704 East Tower, Philippine Stock
Exchange Centre, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center
Pasig City, Manila 1605
Philippines

 Email
 63-2-632-0905
 63-2-635-4703

Vice-Chairs

Jay Shim

Lee & Ko
Hanjin Building
63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-770
Korea

 Email
 882-772-4000/882-2191-3235
 882-772-4001

David Blair

Crowell & Moring LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
USA

 Email
 1-202-624-2500/1-202-624-2765
 1-202-628-5116

Aseem Chawla

Phoenix Legal
E-200, Greater Kailash-I
New Delhi 110 048
India

 Email
 91 149830015

Bill Maclagan

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
595 Burrard Street
P.O. Box 49314
Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre
Vancouver, B.C. V7X 1L3
Canada

 Email
 1-604-631-3336
 1-604-631-3309

Jessica Pengelly

Finlaysons
81 Flinders Street
Adelaide, S.A. 5000
Australia

 Email
 61-8-8235-7400

Saravana Kumar Segaran

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Level 16, Menara Tokio Marine Life
No.189, Jalan Tun Razak
Kuala Lumpur 50400
Malaysia

 Email
 60-3-2161 2330/60-3-2170 5813

Tax Committee

The Tax Committee seeks to inform its members and those who attend its sessions on the significant role which taxation plays in the structuring of all commercial activities and to make all lawyers aware of the necessity of taking into account taxation considerations in their day-to-day practice.

It also attempts to further an understanding of the taxation systems in the various countries in which members of the IPBA practice. The Tax Committee focuses specifically on issues which are likely to arise in the course of international trade and commerce, and seeks to work in conjunction with other committees of the IPBA to broaden the knowledge and understanding of its members of the necessity to integrate taxation and non-taxation issues in investment, trade and finance.

Noting that the speed of legislative change has accelerated in recent years to match the increasing complexity of international trade and commerce, the Tax Committee aims to keep members aware of legislative change.

Finally, by the communication between members, particularly those who attend the IPBA annual conventions, the Tax Committee aims to provide opportunities for members to obtain information and assistance in relation to international tax issues.