Brando Cabalsi

Tax Director, PwC Philippines

Brando has more than 12 years of experience in providing tax services to a wide range of industry sectors primarily to multinational companies. He has extensive experience in tax due diligence reviews and structuring in connection with various clients’ mergers and acquisition projects of companies engaged in various industries.

He is also exposed in dealing with revenue officers to resolve tax assessment cases of companies audited by the tax authorities. His exposure to various issuances by the tax authorities and Philippine court decisions, coupled by his previous involvement in various financial audits of multinational companies, gives him a strong background in dealing with tax and accounting matters as well as compliance with regulatory requirements.

Brando has worked as Director of Project Development Service in a government agency assisting other government agencies in developing, preparing and implementing Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects in the Philippines.

To further hone his expertise, he attended various trainings both locally and abroad and helped the Philippine government in promoting  the country’s different PPP programs as resource person or member of panel in various fora or symposia both locally and abroad. Brando is also a lecturer in trainings and seminars for clients and professional organizations.

Brando earned his Bachelor of Laws at Arellano University School of Law. He graduated with Distinction (Academic Excellence) from St. Paul University-Tuguegarao City with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.

Brando is a Certified Public Accountant and a Lawyer and holds an active membership in the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).

Contact details

Tel: +63 (2) 845 2728

Email

Experience

  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Business process outsourcing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Consumer and industrial products
  • Public infrastructure

Specialty

  • Mergers and acquisition (Tax)
  • Corporate and tax structuring
  • Tax consulting and planning
  • Tax compliance review
  • Tax assessment
  • Public-private partnership (Procurement process and Project Development and Management Aspects)

Education

  • Arellano University School of Law - Bachelor of Laws
  • St. Paul University-Tuguegarao - Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
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