Japan Business Network (JBN) - Philippines

We guide Japanese companies to success.

Isla Lipana & Co. (PwC Philippines) is a member firm of the PwC global network in the Philippines. It was established in 1922, making it the longest-established accounting firm in the Philippines. We have 34 partners and approximately 1,500 staff members who are committed to providing our clients with quality services.

More than 600 Japanese companies are registered with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, where many of them have been successful in business. In particular, the electronic parts industry and infrastructure-related industries have been growing rapidly in recent years. PwC Philippines' Japanese Business Development group supports many of these Japanese clients. Our Japanese staff members work closely with local professionals in the accounting, auditing, tax and advisory areas to meet the various needs of our clients. We adhere to strict ethical standards while striving to provide warm-hearted and high quality services.

Introduction of Japanese business development

Our Major Services

Market entry support

  • Pre-investment research and proposals regarding appropriate business structures based on existing investment laws
  • Support for corporate establishment and registration
  • Support for registration with investment promotion agencies

Assurance, accounting and risk assurance

  • Financial statement audits
  • Internal control (J-SOX) audits and internal audit co-sourcing
  • Quarterly review
  • Advice on financial reporting based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), financial and capital market regulations etc.
  • Advice on J-SOX/US-SOX compliance
  • Advice on risk management
  • Business process review
  • Cybersecurity risk assessment

Tax and customs

  • Tax planning
  • Transfer pricing-related support
  • Interpretation of tax laws and support for obtaining individual rulings
  • Tax treaty relief application support
  • Tax investigation support
  • Tax compliance reviews
  • Tax refund claim support
  • Individual income tax support
  • Preparation of corporate and individual tax returns
  • Customs and international trade support


  • Acquisition support of work permits and visas for expatriates and foreign national employees
  • Labour law consulting
  • Corporate law consulting
  • Preparation and review of various contracts and internal regulations
  • Support for licenses, permissions, regulatory compliance etc.
  • Support for liquidation and deregistration
  • Legal due diligence support
  • Tax litigation support


  • Financial reporting optimisation
  • Cash flow management
  • Business process optimisation
  • IT system strategy and IT system implementation support
  • Advice on performance improvement and cost reduction
  • Forensic services (prevention of economic crimes etc)

Deals advisory and corporate finance

  • M&A lead advisory
  • Advice on M&A strategy and target selection
  • Financial modelling and valuation
  • Due diligence support
  • Advice on business restructuring
  • Post merger integration (PMI)

Philippines JBN Members

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