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DFDL Hires New Tax Director for Vietnam

DFDL is pleased to announce a new addition to its regional tax team with the recruitment of former Senior Director of International Tax Services from Ernst & Young Philippines, Bernard Cobarrubias. Bernard joins DFDL as a Tax Director for Vietnam, based in our Ho Chi Minh City office. This strategic hire reaffirms DFDL’s commitment to its leading, and ever-expanding, integrated tax and legal capabilities throughout Asia and beyond.

Bernard Cobarrubias
Vietnam Tax Director,
Ho Chi Minh City

Bernard is widely regarded in Philippines as the “go-to person” for tax advice and compliance, cross-border transactions, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions advisory and implementation. He also handles local business tax advisory services, corporate structures and licensing, as well as regulatory and tax compliance.

Formerly with Ernst & Young, where he headed the International Tax Services team, Bernard has over thirteen years’ experience advising international clients in the Philippines. He also has extensive professional experience in the “big-four” in Vietnam.

Bernard holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism) degree from the University of the Philippines.

This high profile hire in Vietnam reaffirm DFDL’s commitment to providing to its clients the finest advisers across Asia with international-standard local expertise.