The KPMG Center, 9 / F 6787 Ayala Avenue
1226 Manila Metro Manila
Tel: +63 2 893 4527
- Master's Degree: Boston University, MA, US, September 1990 – June 1991
- Post-Graduate: Bachelor of Laws, Ateneo de Manila University, Makati City, Philippines, June 1984 – March 1988
Roberto passed the Philippine Bar exams and was certified as a
Philippine lawyer in 1989 and completed his Master's degree in the US in
June 1991. He started in the specialised field of Philippine taxation
and corporate practice in January 1992, when he joined the then
Philippine member firm of Arthur Andersen. In March 2003, he joined KPMG
in the Philippines, now known as Manabat Sanagustin & Co. With more
than 18 years experience in the field of taxation and corporate
practice, Roberto has been managing and servicing various multinational
companies across various industries.
Roberto has provided advice on tax-efficient corporate structures and
assisted multinationals in the establishment of investment vehicles for
their Philippine operations; assisted local and international clients
in implementing corporate reorganisations and quasi-reorganisations.
Roberto has also successfully represented multinational clients in
multi-million administrative and judicial processes against tax audits
and/or on refund cases. Extensive exposure in assisting clients in
administrative processes, including obtaining determinative rulings on
various tax and corporate issues as well as M&A issues, tax
exemptions or relief under the Tax Code and/or tax treaties.
Roberto has also been the engagement partner handling both local and
global tax outsourcing for multinational companies for the past six
years. The engagement team is also continuously acting as the Philippine
tax agent for foreign government agencies.
Roberto is experienced in the power, semi-conductor, pharmaceuticals,
trading and other sectors and is proficient in English and Filipino.