Saturday January 20 , 2018

Filamer D. Miguel



Filamer “Fila” Miguel is a Senior Associate of Du-Baladad & Associates (BDB Law).

Prior to joining BDB Law in 2011, Fila was a Tax Supervisor of KPMG Manabat Sanagustin & Co., one of the major accounting firms in the Philippines.

At BDB Law, Fila handles tax litigation involving assessments and claims for refund of various local and multinational clients. She regularly appears before the regular courts, mostly Court of Tax Appeals. She likewise conducts research on tax issues affecting individual and corporate taxpayers; and assists in the claims for tax treaty relief and refunds of various local and multinational companies with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Local Government.

In addition, Fila engages in Corporate Services such as registration, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and dissolution cases, among others.

Early in her career, Fila worked as an associate in another law firm where she handled cases involving labor, civil, criminal, tax and corporate litigation.  

Her leisure time is spent either in reading novels or watching movies or television series.  This Piscean is also a music aficionado and a coffee lover.



Areas of Practice
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax Consulting and Advisory
  • Handling Tax Disputes, Protests, Requests for Rulings and Claims for Refunds
  • Tax Treaty Availment
  • Corporate Services
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Transfer Pricing
Professional Certifications
  • Lawyer
  • Transfer Pricing Associates (TPA) Global Event 2014, "Developing a Tax Risk Management Strategy-Asia Focus" September 29, 2014
  • WTS Tax Symposium 2013 "Practical Considerations for your Tax Risk Managerment" August 23, 2013, Singapore
  • Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of the Philippines, Manila, Cum Laude
Professional Qualifications and Memberships
  • Integrated BAR of the Philippines
  • Tax Management Association of the Philippines


  • Columnist, Business Mirror
    (see Business Mirror Articles)
  • Contributor, WTS Global Transfer Pricing Newsletter (2nd Edition), "Advance Pricing Agreement in the Philippines", June 2, 2015 
  • Contributor, WTS Asia Newsletter "2013 Amended PHL-Germany Tax Treaty signed", September 27, 2013
  • Philippine Correspondent, Tax Notes International and Worldwide Tax Daily. "Trasnfer Pricing of Intellectual Property in the Philippines", October 2012
Contact Information
  • Email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Landline : +63 2 403-2001 loc. 360
  • Fax: +63 2 403-2001 loc. 130