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Donato Zarate & Rodriguez

Address: 7/F, Electra House, 15 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village Makati City, Philippines 1229
Phone: +(632) 893-2764
Fax: +(632) 893-2764
Email: admin@deszr.com
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Business Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8.30 AM - 5.30 PM (GMT+8)

For any legal need, Donato Zaratte & Rodriguez law firm is always ready to provide assistance. From business needs to personal needs, you can trust this law firm that has been in the industry for several years.

Donato Zarate & Rodriguez is a law firm in the Philippines. It is engaged in general law practice as clients can consult with partners who concentrate in various areas of Banking and Finance, Corporations, Taxation, Employment and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Immigration.


Attorney Demosthenes B. Donato was admitted to the bar in 1989 and has concentrated in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporations, corporate finance, service transactions and labor.

Attorney Jeffrey-John Zarate focuses on real estate transactions, labor and litigation. He was admitted to the bar in 1994.

Attorney Alejandro R. Rodriguez, Jr. was admitted to the bar in 1999. His areas of concentration are: customs, intellectual property, construction, aviation and environment.

Attorney Luzonia M Em is a member of the firm who was admitted to the bar in 1990. Her concentrations are the areas of intellectual property, corporations and immigration.

Attorney Ramon U. Braganza was admitted to the bar in 1989 and concentrates on the areas of labor, credit transactions and labor.

Of Counsel

Attorney Nicolas A. Zarate, admitted to the bar in 1971, concentrates on environment, real estate transactions and corporations.



This practice covers corporate secretarial services, formation of corporations, foreign investment relations, trust, nominee and escrow services, joint ventures, establishment of branches, representative offices and regional headquarters and mergers and acquisitions.

Banking & Finance

This practice includes: listing of securities, issuance of securities, due diligence for issuers and underwriters, tender offers, real estate finance, broker/dealer regulation, banking regulation, debt reconstructing, project finance, international trade transactions and foreign exchange operations.


The firm handles cases on value added tax, creditable withholding tax, transfer tax, documentary stamp tax, customs duties and other taxes encountered during business transactions.

Intellectual Property

The firm covers application and registration, infringement, inter partes and interference, licensing agreements, seizure and unfair competition.


The firm’s immigration practice focuses on securing resident visas for retirees, investors and management and technical personnel.


The firm focuses on collective bargaining. They can also counsel clients on contracting, termination, company policies, human resource development, recruitment and placement, social security and compensation and benefits.

Dispute Resolution

The firm also handles litigation cases that involve various legal fields before administrative agencies and courts. They can also handle conciliation, arbitration and mediation.