Amanda Rufino Carpo is a Philippine national and a practicing corporate tax and real estate lawyer in the Philippines. She studied at the University of the Philippines (B.A. Political Science) and Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor).
Amanda provides legal, tax, and real estate advice to investors seeking assistance on market entry into the Philippines and to those already doing business in the Philippines. She advises clientele that includes a broad range of multinationals, publicly listed companies, local companies, and government-owned and controlled companies.
In addition to being the Legal Counsel of KMC Savills, Amanda is a Partner of Kittelson & Carpo Consulting and deals directly with their larger clients. She has experience in business formation, corporate registration, incentives availment, advice on tax issues in relation to inbound investment, application of tax treaties, tax assessments, and claims for refund, immigration and labor issues for expatriate employees. Her legal background and experience is relevant in the aspects of commercial and real estate law and helps clients gain insight on the ins and outs of the Philippine business and regulatory environment.
Much of Amanda's work experience involves international business transactions, real estate transactions, and Philippine inbound investments. Aside from being the chief legal officer for KMC Savills, Amanda was also a former senior tax consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers Manila. She was involved in Knowledge Management, where she was directly responsible for updating and conducting technical training sessions on the latest laws, jurisprudence, and issuances by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Department of Finance.
Earlier in her career, Amanda was also an apprentice at Romulo, Mabanta, Sayoc, and de los Angeles Law Firm. Eventually, she worked at one of the Philippines' most respected and experienced firms, Feria Feria Lao Tantoco Law Office. While there, she worked on the privatization of the National Power Corporation of the Philippines, which is the largest privatization project in the Philippines to-date.