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Richard Lapres

Deloitte Philippines

19th Floor Net Lima Plaza, 5th Ave. corner 26th St.

Bonifacio Global City

1634 Taguig

Philippines

Tel: +63 (2) 581 9044

Fax: +63 (2) 869 3676

Email: rlapres@deloitte.com

Website: www.deloitte.com

Richard Lapres, Deloitte Philippines, is a tax partner and has more than 20 years of professional experience in audit, tax and corporate services.

Richard leads tax due diligence reviews for M&A and advises on the Philippines tax consequences of acquisition structures. He handles tax compliance reviews for audit and non-audit clients. He also advises clients on tax planning and restructuring post-M&A. He represents clients with the tax authorities in contesting tax assessments and claiming tax refunds. He also advises and supervises registration and entities investing in the Philippines with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and those entities availing of tax and fiscal incentives with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Board of Investments (BOI), and other government agencies. He also leads the indirect tax and customs practice of Deloitte in the Philippines.

Richard earned a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of St. La-Salle, Philippines, and placed 16th overall in the October 1994 CPA board examinations in the Philippines. He also completed the strategic business economics program (SBEP) of the University of Asia and the Pacific, School of Economics in the Philippines.

He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountant (PICPA), Association of CPAs in Public Practice (ACPAPP), and the Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP).

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