Amanda Rufino Carpo – Legal Counsel & Co-Founder
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 Philippines.
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.
Amanda Rufino Carpo
Legal Counsel & Co-Founder