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Annarose Mel Cruz

Chief Legal Counsel at IMCRBC Corporation

Mobile Number

+63917183****

Email Address

annaros****@gmail.com

Location

Makati City, Metro Manila


About

Atty. Annarose Mel M. Cruz is a CPA Lawyer and the Chief Legal Counsel of a private corporation in the Philippines. She previously worked as an associate at Villanueva Gabionza & Dy Law Office. Her diverse fields of practice cover Taxation, Corporate Law, Family Law, Succession and Estate Law, Labor Law, Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Criminal Law among others. She also served as a Legal Apprentice in the Supreme Court Of The Philippines and Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Offices. Prior to joining the Firm and entering law school, she was a Senior Tax Specialist at the Court Of Tax Appeals and a Senior Balance Sheet Reconciliation Accountant at IBM Global Process Services handling the account of Procter & Gamble. During her stint as a debater, Anna was chosen to become the Vice President of the Ateneo Law Debate and Advocacy Society in 2017 and received various Best Speaker Awards. Atty. Cruz obtained her Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from the Ateneo De Manila University Law School (Second Honors) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University Of Santo Tomas (Dean’s Lister). She is currently studying at Harvard University as a prospective candidate for its Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts program in the field of Management.

Notable Matters

SUPREME COURT OF THE PHILIPPINE, Office of Justice Jose P. Perez – Legal Apprentice

June 2016-July 2016

•Drafted three (3) Supreme Court decisions which are adopted in toto by the Court •The decisions drafted were commended by Justice Perez and were cited in more recent decisions of the Supreme Court, one of which was featured in a legal website

HUMAN RIGHTS VICTIMS’ CLAIMS BOARD First Division - Para-Legal Apprentice

April 2015-July 2015

•Drafted at least twenty (20) resolutions for the Claims Board •Looked into numerous pieces of evidence submitted by the claimants •Performed legal research assistance for the lawyers in the office

Experience

Chief Legal Counsel

IMCRBC Corporation

2021-Present

Associate- C.P.A. Lawyer

VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY LAW OFFICES

2019-2021

Senior Tax Specialist (Office of Legal and Technical Services)

COURT OF TAX APPEALS

2013-2014

Senior Balance Sheet Reconciliation Accountant

IBM GLOBAL PROCESS SERVICES

2012-2013

Education

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

ALM in Management (Prospective ALM Candidate)

June 2021-Present

ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY

Juris Doctor - Second Honors

2014-2018

UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

B.S. Accountancy -Dean’s Lister (2009 – 2010)

2008-2012