Our Competitive Advantage

Through the years since we established our Law Firm in 2002, our Reliability, Competency and Accessibility have become our Firm's competitive advantage.

Our team


We are committed to excellence and integrity of the legal profession. Client success is very important us. Our primary objective is to provide results oriented and cost-effective legal services.


Our lawyers have deeper knowledge, skills and understanding about Philippine Laws and experienced in both local and international law practice. We prefer using innovative solutions to legal problems as opposed to traditional methods.


Our office is located in the heart of Makati City, Philippines. We are using a high-technology Law Office infrastructure that would make us easily accessible to our clients.

Overview of our Firm

The statisfaction of our client is very imporant to us. A mutually beneficial relationship between the lawyer and client is the key to success. 
GUZMAN ACAIN (formerly GUZMAN TANEDO & ACAIN) is a Philippine Law Firm. It is a full-service law firm based in Makati City, Philippines. The Law Firm was established in 2002 by Partners Alexander Llanes Acain Jr., Valentino Rodelio R.L. Guzman and former law partner Raul John Y. Tañedo. We are Philippine lawyers who are dedicated to legal excellence, probity, the integrity of the legal profession, and client success.
For the past 20 years, the lawyers at Guzman Acain have also provided strategic legal advice to key industries in the Philippines and overseas in many fields including aviation, banking and finance, construction, real estate, tourism and hospitality, gambling and gaming, among others. The co-founding partner Atty. Alexander Llanes Acain, Jr. is an experienced commercial lawyer who has been heavily exposed to international business transactions. He has advised various companies overseas on significant commercial transactions in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you may incorporate a domestic company. But you will need at least 5 individual incorporators and 5 directors  as well and the majority of whom are residents of the Philippines. All Filipino incorporators and directors must have their own Tax Identification Numbers. As per our experience, most foreign companies are discouraged from establishing a domestic company when they see this requirement. You may also consider registering your foreign company as a Branch Office, Representative Office.

Update: Republic Act 11232 was signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on February 20, 2019. A corporation can now be informed with only one person as incorporator.

Yes. If your operations will qualify as an Export Market Enterprise, you may submit an application that you will do business under the Foreign Investment Act as an Export Market Enterprise so you will be exempted from the remittance requirement. If you will be incorporating a local company and wanted to own the majority of the equity, you will also be exempted from the US$200,000.00 inward remittance requirement.

Please email us if you have additional questions.

Yes. We have Republic Act 10641 which was approved on July 15, 2014. This law allows the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to authorize foreign banks to operate in the Philippine banking system through any one of the following modes of entry: (i) by acquiring, purchasing or owning up to one hundred percent (100%) of the voting stock of an existing bank; (ii) by investing in up to one hundred percent (100%) of the voting stock of a new banking subsidiary incorporated under the laws of the Philippines; or (iii) by establishing branches with full banking authority.

If you need further assistance on this matter, please let us know.

We shall be glad to assist you. But first of all, I have to let you know that the Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration does not have the authority to Lift your name in the immigration blacklist. Letter Requests and Petitions for Lifting for registered sex offenders filed at the Bureau of Immigration will be dismissed outright.  The only legal remedy which is available under your present circumstance is to file a formal Petition at the Office of the Secretary of the Department of  Justice and pray for the approval of the lifting of your name in the immigration blacklist.

Please let us know if you require additional assistance.


Meet the Partners

Our Founding Partners