Amanda Rufino Carpo is a Philippine national
educated at the University of the Philippines (B.A. Political
Science) and Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris
Doctor), a practicing corporate tax lawyer in the Philippines, and
a former senior tax consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers Manila.
Much of her work experience is in international business
transactions and Philippine inbound investment. She was also
involved in Knowledge Management for PWC where she was directly
responsible for updates on the latest laws, jurisprudence, and
issuances by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Department of
Finance and assisted with technical training sessions. She has
provided legal and tax advice to investors seeking assistance on
market entry into the Philippines and to those already doing
business in the Philippines and has advised with clientele that
includes a broad range of multinationals, publicly listed
companies, local companies, government owned and controlled
companies. Early in her career Amanda apprenticed at Romulo,
Mabanta, Sayoc, and de los Angeles Law Firm and eventually worked
at Feria Feria laO Tantoco Law Firm, one of the Philippines' most
respected and experienced law firms where she worked on the
privatization of the National Power Corporation of the Philippines
which is to date the largest privatization project in the
Attorney Carpo eventually left the traditional law firm environment to found Kittelson & Carpo Consulting to focus on assisting foreign companies doing business in the Philippines.
In addition to being the Legal Counsel of KMC Solutions, 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.
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