Jose Jaffy Azarraga

Tax Director, PwC Philippines

Jaffy has more than fourteen years of tax and legal consulting experience advising multinationals and local businesses on various tax issues.

He has extensive experience in providing advice and assistance on tax structuring, tax planning, corporate reorganizations, tax and legal due diligence, and tax assessments and/or refund cases cases for various clients of different industries  including, but not limited to, technology, telecommunications,  business process outsourcing, oil and gas, renewable and non-renewable energy, mining, construction, trading and logistics.

Jaffy joined the firm in 2001 after working  as an associate for a law firm and over the years gained experience in advising and assisting clients in a wide variety of tax and legal concerns. He has also undertaken various and complex projects including mergers, acquisitions and privatization.

Jaffy  is both a Lawyer and Certified Public Accountant. He earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy, Cum Laude, and his  law degree from the University of the Philippines.

He has also attended various trainings both locally and abroad, and has also been a lecturer in trainings and seminars for clients and professional organizations.  

He is an active member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).

Experience

  • Power and energy
  • Consumer and industrial products & services
  • Telecommunications
  • Technology
  • Business process outsourcing
  • Construction and engineering
  • Real estate
  • Oil
  • gas & mining
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Transportation and logistics

Specialty

  • Tax consultancy
  • Tax structuring
  • planning & corporate reorganisations
  • International tax services
  • Tax and legal due diligence
  • Tax litigation
  • assessments and refunds

Education

  • University of the Philippines - Diliman
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • University of the Philippines - Diliman
  • BS Business Administration and Accountancy (Cum Laude)