Mark S. Gorriceta, is the Managing Partner and Head of the Corporate Group of Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra.
With over 16 years in private practice, Mark has developed an extensive expertise in complex corporate transactions, commercial contracts and regulatory matters in a range of areas that impact businesses – whether for start-ups or for Top 1000 companies in the Philippines.
Mark is a leading lawyer in the Philippines in the fields of Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions.
Mark is well-recognized and ranked as the Top Tech Lawyer in the Philippines. He is a pioneering expert on the law on digital assets, fintech, blockchain, virtual currencies, e-commerce, data privacy, and artificial intelligence. He is legal counsel to the biggest and most impactful technology and online companies in the Philippines.
A member of the Philippine Bar, Mark graduated law with honors and holds a Bachelor of Arts - Political Science degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. He completed certificate courses in Finance at the Asian Institute of Management. He completed a certificate course in Corporate Finance at Harvard University’s Extension School. He also completed several Masterclasses on Blockchain, Distributed Ledger & Smart Contracts in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Mark is a faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila University’s Center for Continuing Education. He teaches Mergers & Acquisitions for the Advanced Module Diploma Course in Corporate Finance. Mark is Board Trustee, Corporate Secretary and Chief Legal Officer of the Fintech Philippines Association. Mark is Vice Chairman of the ICT Committee of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines.
Awards & Recognitions:
2018 – Finalist – ALB’s Philippine Law Awards – Managing Partner of the Year
2017 - Finalist – ALB’s Philippine Law Awards – Managing Partner of the Year
2017 – Finalist – ALB’s Southeast Asia Law Awards- Young Lawyer of the Year
2016 – Finalist – ALB’s Philippine Law Awards – Young Lawyer of the Year
2018 – Asia’s Top 40 lawyers under 40 years old by ALB
2017 – Asia’s Top 40 lawyers under 40 years old by ALB
2017 – Who’s Who Lawyers in Asia by ALB
2017 – 2018 – Ranked Lawyer in Taxation – World Tax
Investment Houses’ Association of the Philippines
Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines
Tax Management Association of the Philippines
Fintech Philippines Association
IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines
Integrated Bar of the Philippines
International Project Finance Association