Malou has more than 16 years of professional and extensive experience in providing tax consultancy services for various multinational companies of different industries such as Financial Services, Real Estate, Consumer & Industrial Products and Services (CIPS), Energy, Oil & Gas and Business Process Outsourcing.
Her core experience includes corporate structuring and taxation, with emphasis on in-bound and out-bound investment planning; cross-border acquisitions; advisory on the application and interpretation of domestic laws on tax, investment, corporate and securities regulations; restructuring/reorganization; mergers & acquisitions; tax due diligence/tax health check review; tax assessments and refund claims.
From April 2001 to December 2002, Malou joined the government upon invitation of the Commissioner of Internal revenue as Technical Assistant for Legal and Operations.
Prior to joining the firm, her other professional experience includes working as an accountant and financial analyst for private companies.
She earned her degree in Bachelor of Laws in 1995 from San Beda College, Manila. Prior to law, she finished Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) at the Philippine School of Business Administration.
She has attended various PwC training programs and has participated in the Asia Leadership Program at INSEAD Singapore.
Being both a CPA and a lawyer, Malou maintains active memberships at the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. She is an officer and member of the board of directors of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines.