Michelle T. Lao
Michelle Lao is a graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law, where she received the Dean’s Service Medal for her term as the Evening Representative in the UP Law Student Government. She was admitted to the Bar in 2019. She participated in the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition, where UP Law won as Overall Champions and Best Memorial in the Regional Rounds, and as Finalist in the International Rounds. She competed in the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition, held at The Hague, Netherlands, where UP Law won as the Best Victims’ Counsel. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from UP Diliman and received cum laude honors.
While she is still currently rotating through the firm’s various practice areas, the bulk of her practice involves tax, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, competition and antitrust, energy law and dispute resolution.
When not litigating in the tax court, you can find her preparing for her next trip to Europe, and planning various business projects for her family.