Villaraza & Angangco is pleased to announce the appointment of Sylvette Y. Tankiang as Managing Partner, effective 01 January 2023.
Sylvette is V&A Law’s first female Managing Partner since its establishment in 1980. Prior to being appointed as Managing Partner, Sylvette served as V&A’s Chief Financial Officer, Head of Taxation Department and Head of Corporate & Commercial Law Department.
Sylvette’s areas of legal expertise include taxation, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, securities, real estate, mining, natural resources, and power and energy. With her expertise, she has consistently been acknowledged by global and domestic legal publications. Sylvette has been named as a Hall of Famer for Capital Markets and Leading Individual for Taxation by the Legal500, Leading Lawyer for Tax and Corporate & M&A by Chambers and Partners, Highly Regarded Lawyer for Banking and M&A by IFLR 1000, Leading Lawyer by AsiaLaw, and one of the Top 100 Lawyers of the Philippines by the Asia Business Law Journal. She was also named as one of the Super 50 TMT Lawyers and Dealmaker of the Year (Philippines) by the Asian Legal Business.
Sylvette obtained her undergraduate degree from De La Salle University, graduating summa cum laude. She also graduated cum laude and is the valedictorian of her class in the University of the Philippines College of Law. She received her Masters of Law from the Harvard Law School, Harvard University.
Sylvette also served as President of the Harvard Law School Association of the Philippines, President of the Harvard Club of the Philippines, and President of the University of the Philippines Women Lawyers’ Circle, Inc. Sylvette has acted as officer and council member in various positions in the Inter-pacific Bar Association.