Mr. Valdez is the Firm’s expert in Tax Law. Apart from being a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, he is also a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He currently sits as the Chairman of the Tax Law Committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association where he formerly held the Vice Chairman post. He was also previously a Director of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines.

     In his almost three decades of legal practice, Mr. Valdez has:

  • Always won cases before the Court of Tax Appeals
  • Represented one of Asia’s premier property companies before the Court of Tax Appeals and was favored with a resolution granting the refund of erroneously paid Final Withholding Tax in the amount of over P21,000,000.00

       Prior to passing the Bar Examinations in 1987, Mr. Valdez was already a Certified Public Accountant, finishing within the Top 25 of the 1983 examinees.

    He earned his Bachelor of Laws from the Ateneo de Manila University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy from the Philippine School of Business Administration. He was conferred his master’s degree in Business Administration by the University of the Philippines in 1996.