MATA-PEREZ & FRANCISCO is a law firm established by Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez and Gerardo (“Gary”) Maximo V. Francisco, who have a combined experience and expertise of more than 40 years advising and assisting clients with their transactions and their corporate, tax, contract and litigation law issues. Both are graduates of the Ateneo Law School and, at some point in their careers, had been part of the law firms of SyCip, Salazar, Hernandez & Gatmaitan and Salvador & Associates (formerly, Salvador & Perez).
Euney, the managing partner of the Firm, is also a certified public accountant, and a seasoned tax, corporate and transaction counsel. She has handled numerous corporate and infrastructure projects, as well as all aspects of the tax practice in the Philippines. She has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as a notable tax practitioner in the Philippines, and described as one who “really knows tax law, and is a magnificent lawyer.”
Euney was the salutatorian of her law class at the Ateneo Law School and graduated summa cum laude in her BS Commerce class, major in accounting, at the University of San Carlos. She also worked as an auditor at SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.
Gary, is also an experienced transactional, corporate, labor and litigation lawyer, who graduated with honors from the Ateneo Law School. He obtained a Masters in Law degree from the Columbia University School of Law in New York and is a member of the New York State bar.
Among those in the roster of clients of the Firm are Holcim Philippines Inc., Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp., Padma Funds from Indonesia, RFM Corporation, Phinma, Inc., Trans-Asia Oil Energy & Development Corp., Star Tollways Corp., South Luzon Tollways Corporation and Marina Square Properties, Inc. (Hyatt Hotel & Casino).