SALVADOR, Serafin U. Jr.

Part Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02) 811-2500

Serafin U. Salvador Jr., a distinguished tax lawyer, has over 30 years of experience in taxa­ tion and was previously Head of the Tax Division of SGV & Co., formerly a member firm of Arthur Andersen and currently a member practice of Ernst & Young. He teaches Taxation at the Ateneo Law School and the UP College of Law. He also serves as a mem­ ber of the UP Law Center Bar Exams Expert Committee in Taxation Law. He is a past Bar Examiner in Taxation Law and past president of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines. He has contributed to foreign publications, including the CCH Journal  of Asia-Pacific Taxation, and was a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters. He also the Chairman and President of Habitat for Humanity Philippines. He attended the Graduate Tax Program at the Graduate School of Law, New York University. He completed his Masters in Business Administration at the Ateneo de Manila University and attended the TOP Management Program, Asian Institute of Management, and the Managing Multinational En­ terprises at the INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the Universi­ ty of the Philippines.
Areas of Specialization: 
  • Tax Advisory & Advocacy
  • Estate Planning
Professional Association & Recognition: 
  • July 7, 2015-July 7, 2021 - Member, Panel of Arbitrators International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Washington DC USA
  • July 1, 2005 - July 30, 2009 - Member United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters
  • January 2003 to present - Managing Partner Salvador Llanillo & Bernardo (SLB)
  • Nov. 2001 - Dec. 2002 - Senior Advisor Sycip Gorres Velayo & Company
  • July 1982 - August 31, 2001 - Tax Partner & Head of Tax Division (1997-2001) Sycip Gorres Velayo & Company
  • 2001 to present - Professor in Taxation UP College of Law
  • 1988 to present - Professor in Taxation Ateneo de Manila College of Law
  • 2005 to 2007 - Professor in Taxation De La Salle - FEU Joint MBA -JD Program
  • 2006 to Present - Member, Audit Committee (SM Prime SM Investments Corporation)
  • 2008 to 2013 - Director/Chairman, Board of Trustees Habitat Philippines Inc.
  • 2013 - Director Bases Conversion and Development Authority
  • Others:  Member Management Association of the Philippines and Member & Past President, Tax Management Association of the Philippines
Courses Taught: 
  • Taxation
Managing Multinational Enterprises, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, June 1992; TOP Management Program, Asian Institute of Management, May - June 1990; Masters in Business Administration, S E P Program (Academic units completed), Ateneo de Manila University, 1979 - 1981; Graduate School of Law, New York University, 1970 - 1971; Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines, 1964 - 1968; Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University, 1960 -1964