Francesca dela CruzManaging Partner
Olalia dela Cruz Law Office (OdlC)
Francesca O. dela Cruz- Francesca earned her Juris Doctor - Master in Business Administration Double Degree Program from the De La Salle University - Far Eastern University, with electives in International Intellectual Property Law & International Negotiations from Syracuse University. Francesca has been in tax and commercial law practice for 10 years in the top auditing and law firm in the Philippines. She worked as an associate of Salvador and Associates, a member of Taxand, as manager of Sycip, Gorres & Velayo Co, a member practice of Ernst and Young, and as Court Attorney at the Court of Tax Appeals. She has handled tax litigation cases before the Court of Tax Appeals and the Supreme Court, and as a young associate then, won a tax refund case before the Supreme Court on 2010, which remains to be a landmark case for tax practitioners. She is also highly experienced in handling and successfully reducing tax assessments, including the drafting of position papers, supplemental position papers, protests and tax reconciliation of Working Papers, with the BIR to In addition to handling tax assessments on behalf of clients before the BIR Examiners, she drafted tax queries and opinions on estate planning for prominent businessmen and on corporate law, such as nationality restrictions, Retail Trade Act, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority and estate planning.
Olalia dela Cruz Law Office (OdlC) is a law office that is built on our love for tax law servicing domestic and multinational enterprises. We draw on our collective 20 years of experience in both private and public practice to enable us to advise proactively and deliver results to your advantage – minimizing risks and maximizing protections and benefits afforded by the multi-layered realm of tax law.
The future of this firm is built on our shared values today: our incessant thirst for knowledge, our unceasing passion for work, and our fervent desire to understand your financial goals.
As your partners in the tax side of business and finance, you will experience a culture of trust, excellence, and professionalism. This is our promise because it is embedded in the philosophy of our firm’s DNA.
In our career as tax lawyers, we believe that no one can truthfully claim to be an expert. In this ever-evolving practice, our goal is to continuously educate ourselves and our clients in the intricacies of tax law.
Our singular vision is service based on integrity; service that goes beyond hours and fees; to be a bridge between you and the law; to be dedicated to the success of your personal and business interests; with our decades of combined experience, we are your partners in law and in life.
We believe in the importance of gaining and keeping your confidence as an ally for better tax compliance; we believe that being a responsible private and corporate citizen is the path towards your success and peace of mind.
We are a member firm of international firm SKT Law (Schuchert, Krieger, Truong, Spagnola & Klausner, LLP), a full-service office with partners in Orange County USA, Los Angeles County the USA, Greater Boston USA, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.
We are accredited by IE Singapore, a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Singapore Government that facilitates the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies and promotes international trade.