Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula (ZGLaw) formerly Zambrano & Gruba, is a full-service law firm representing and advising a wide array of local and foreign clients in the Philippines. In the past years, ZGLaw has been consistently recognized by its peers and legal publications for its Tax practice, as well as its practice in Banking & Finance, Mergers & Acquisition, and Dispute Resolution.
ZGLaw was founded in 1993 by the late Daisy G. Zambrano and Lily K. Gruba, who is the Firm's current Managing Partner. In 2002, Antero Jose M. Caganda and Angelo Patrick F. Advincula were admitted to the partnership. In 2011, Jorge Alfonso C. Melo joined the Firm as its fourth partner, followed by Juan Miguel Victor C. dela Fuente in 2013.
In 2017, ZGLaw formed an alliance with WongPartnership to become a member of the WPG Law Network. The WPG Law Network brings together a group of five prominent law firms across seven countries in a collaboration to provide clients with legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East.
ZGLaw continues to grow in size and in its practice fields whilst keeping its core values of excellence, diligence, innovation and service foremost.
Law Firm Ratings
"Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula Law Offices' corporate practice is underpinned by the expertise of its superb tax group. "
"Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula Law Office has an excellent reputation in the market. The firm provides high-grade contentious and non-contentious tax advise to an impressive mix of clients, including Philippine Airlines, the Philippine National Bank, Victorias Milling Company, Puregold Duty Free, and Kepco Ilijan Philippines Corporation. Antero Jose Caganda and Angelo Patrick Advincula have very good reputations."
"Zambrano & Gruba Law Offices is strong in M&A, and assisted P.G. Holdings with acquiring a controlling stake in Philippine Bank of Communication for 4133M. Angelo Advincula is recommended."
"Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula's banking and finance team is headed by Lily Gruba and has particular strength in advising banks on multibillion dollar loans in project financing matters. Gruba advised Asia United Bank on regular loan operations including preparing, reviewing and finalising loan and collateral documentation."
"The firm advises clients on general corporate and commercial matters, taxation, disputes, capital markets, and foreign investments. It has acted for a broad range of clients, from start-up business to multi-nationals. It has assisted foreign businesses and companies in setting their investments in the country."
'"Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula is very competent in handling tax issues,' says a client. Angelo Advincula represented clients in the Court of Tax Appeals in an action for a refund of erroneously paid capital gains taxes arising from a tax-free exchange of shares."
"Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula Law Offices is recommended for tax advice and litigation. Recent highlights include assisting a top Philippine bank in the recover of $3M in tax refund claims."
"Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula Law Offices has an excellent litigation practice, which regularly represents its domestic and international clients before the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Court of Tax Appeals. Antero Caganda is recommended."
"Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula Law Offices has a strong reputation across the board for tax matters. It recently advised Philippine Airlines on a petition relating to excise duties on imported petroleum. Angelo Patrick Advincula and Antero Jose Caganda are both very experienced."