Atty. Wilfredo U. Villanueva
Tax Partner – SGV & Co.
Atty. Wilfredo “Willie” Villanueva is the head of SVG’s Tax Division and General Counsel and has been with the company for 24 years. He also heads the Japan Business Services.
Mr. Villanueva has a wide experience in corporate tax planning and advisory engagements involving direct and indirect tax, local tax, and transferring issues of international investments. His expertise also includes the area of tax advocacy, having dealt extensively with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and represented clients before the Court of Tax Appeals. He is a member of the Bulacan Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
He took up Bachelor of Arts at the Ateneo de Manila University and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the East where he graduated cum laude and class valedictorian. Mr. Villanueva also attended training schools abroad where he completed programs in Financial Markets and Financial Instruments in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Cross-Border Transactions in Phuket, Thailand; Transfer Pricing in Beijing, China; Financial Markets and Financial Instruments in Penang, Malaysia as well as the Advanced Executive Program (AEP) at the Kellogg School of Management of the Northwestern University in Illinois, United States.