Leading Adviser Awards 2022

Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2022 59 Nov22181 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2023 31 In 1975, Pascua & Pascua Law Offices (Pascua & Pascua) was established as a full-service law firm with a mission to provide quality legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner. Named ‘Leading Taxation Attorney of the Year 2022 – Philippines’, we speak to managing partner, Raymond Joseph Pascua about the services offered and how he is futureproofing the firm. Nov22181 perating with pride, and with core values based on professionalism, respect, integrity, determination, and excellence, Pascua & Pascua Law Offices is committed to providing exceptional service that exceeds client expectations. Over the years, Pascua & Pascua has grown to provide a wide range of legal services to clients in various business sectors, including taxation and estate planning, real estate transactions, corporate law, labour and employment law, intellectual property law, and civil and criminal litigation. Since 2012, it has further expanded its verticals and now offers more services to clients in a variety of industries. This has allowed it to become more well-rounded and knowledgeable in the areas it specialises in, thus giving it a more competitive edge against others providing similar services. “We differentiate ourselves from competitors based on three pillars: expertise, a tactical approach, and cost-effectiveness,” explains Raymond Joseph Pascua, one of the founding members of the firm. “First off, our team consists of experienced professionals who specialise in various legal services and can provide comprehensive advice. Secondly, we seek to help you achieve the most desirable possible outcome for your case. Thirdly, we pride ourselves on providing quality legal services at an affordable rate that fits your budget. “That’s our value proposition: quality, efficient, and cost-effective legal services tailored to you. That’s our approach.” The team of experienced professionals at the firm is dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of all its clients. Its legal services remain strong, steadfast, and sincere, as it takes a personal approach to every case, working one-on-one with each client to ensure that their needs are met, and their expectations exceeded. “It’s simple: we always start with the end game,” Raymond continues. “From individuals to small businesses and large corporations, our approach has always been personal. We take the time to understand our clients’ unique needs, goals, and objectives first before providing any legal advice or representation. Ultimately, our goal is to create lasting relationships based on trust and respect.” But it is not only trust and respect for his clients that Raymond is striving towards, for he also operates a policy of caring for his dedicated staff members, too. Describing his people as “the heart and soul of our firm” and “the driving force behind our success”, Raymond believes in the Filipino trait of “pagmamalasakit” which means care and concern for others, so he has created a culture of support and collaboration for his team. “As much as we can, we provide our staff with the necessary tools, resources, and training to help them thrive in their roles,” he enthuses. “Our clients feel this, and therefore they continue to trust us with their legal O Honest, Supportive Law needs. This is also why our staff are proud of the firm they work for. This culture has led to strong connections, both internally and externally, which in turn leads to a successful organisation.” Slowly but surely, the world economy is changing, and every person and business is feeling it, and Pascua & Pascua is no exception. One of the biggest challenges for Raymond and the team is finding ways to stay competitive while keeping prices affordable and maintaining excellent service quality. This means staying abreast with industry trends and technologies, as well as keeping an eye out for upcoming opportunities that may arise due to changes in the legal landscape. The Covid-19 pandemic also severely impacted the firm, forcing it to embrace the digital world and find new ways of providing legal services remotely. However, instead of reflecting on the negativity that the pandemic brought about, Raymond invested the time into finding solutions that can better serve both his clients and staff, while adhering to health and safety protocols. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to find innovative solutions and remain agile in this ever-changing world,” he says. “My hope is that these solutions will provide lasting value to our clients and staff.” Now, as the firm looks to the future, the emerging market in the Asia Pacific region presents an opportunity for it to expand its reach and provide legal services to more clients. Raymond is committed to meeting the changing needs of the Asian market, and will continue to develop innovative solutions and strategies that will help the firm forward to achieve this goal. “We plan on investing heavily in technology to streamline our operations,” he shares. “This will allow our firm to be more efficient and cost-effective, ultimately providing better service to our clients. “Finally, we plan on continuing to invest in our staff, both professionally and personally, by offering growth opportunities and providing them with the necessary resources and support. This will ensure that we have an experienced, knowledgeable, and motivated team that can continue to provide excellent service in a rapidly changing world.” Contact: Raymond Joseph Pascua Company: Pascua & Pascua Law Offices Email: rj.pascua@outlook.com