FOUNDING & CO-MANAGING PARTNER
As Co-Managing and Founding Partner of TSBLAW, Atty. Siao actively supervises all departments of the Firm. An expert in the field of Corporate Law, he has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of small to large enterprises. He also has expertise in banking laws, rules, and regulations, having acted as lead counsel in the sale and purchase of a Philippine Bank to a consortium of foreign and local investors.
Atty. Siao helps solve problems for domestic and foreign clients and corporations. His experience is built on Corporate & Special Projects, Labor, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Taxation Law. He is an accredited Arbitrator of the The Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI).
Well-versed in Labor Standards and Relations Law, Atty. Siao serves as counsel for several Security and Manpower Agencies and other organizations with a large labor complement, having various labor issues and matters which require resolution.
Atty. Siao is a leading tax practitioner, providing counsel on the whole legal spectrum of doing business in the Philippines, ensuring tax efficiency from project conceptualization to capital and profits repatriation. He also has extensive experience in complicated tax structures, tax examinations and investigations, and tax ruling applications, among others. He is active in handling tax litigation and cases with the Court of Tax Appeals.
Prior to co-founding TSBLAW, Atty. Siao was a Senior Associate with the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw), where where he worked for over six years. He also previously served as Special Legal Counsel for the Presidential Commission on Good Governance (PCGG) and his legal articles have been published in major local publications.
Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 2004. Education: Ateneo de Manila University (B.S. Management Economics, 1998). Ateneo Law School (Juris Doctor, Second Honors, 2003). Atty. Siao ranked No. 8 in his graduating law school class.