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Masami Oba

Profile and Expertise

After admission into the Philippine Bar in 2017, Masami acquired the foundations of taxation and corporate practice from the law office of Baniqued & Bello. Masami handled matters for both local and international clients, representing them in tax litigation and administrative proceedings, as well as rendering legal advice on taxation, foreign investments and corporate law.

With One Asia Lawyers, Masami advises on investment and expansion into the Philippines, along with matters of regulatory compliance such as data privacy, labor, and corporate law.

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  • Represented major multinational corporations before Court of Tax Appeals.
    Assisted in the dissolution of a Philippine branch office.
    Processed claims for tax refunds for major corporations in various industries.
    Rendered advice on importations and regulatory requirements.
    Resolved tax assessments and disputes in the Regional and National Offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
    Assisted in the establishment of an independent distributorship agreement between a foreign and local entity.

  • “A Brief Overview of Philippine Intellectual Property Law” – Short lecture held at Konan University, Kobe September 2017


2021: Completed ASEAN Law Academy Advanced Programme – ASEAN Investment Law, National University of Singapore Centre for International Law
2020 : Began working with One Asia Lawyers
2019: Notary Public for the City of Pasig
2018: Associate Lawyer at Baniqued & Bello
2017: Of Counsel for Cadag and Associates
2017: Foreign Attorney at Shusaku Yamamoto Intellectual Property Law Office
2017: Admitted into the Philippine Bar
2016: Graduated Ateneo Law School – Corporate and Taxation Track (Juris Doctor)


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Filipino, English, and Japanese