Huwebes, Hunyo 22, 2023

The Legal Trailblazer

Atty. Mark S. Gorriceta is the Managing Partner and Head of the Corporate, Banking and Finance, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) Groups of Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra – a multi-awarded full-service Philippine law firm with nearly 50 lawyers with offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.


Mark is widely regarded as the preeminent lawyer in Technology and Innovation in the Philippines, exhibiting pioneering expertise in fintech, blockchain, digital assets, web3 technology, e-commerce, data privacy, and artificial intelligence. He represents domestic conglomerates in their digitization efforts as well as the Philippines’ top technology companies – both local and global entities – and further renders his expertise in corporate structuring, banking and finance, capital markets, equity financing, and in navigating complex cross-border commercial transactions.


With nearly two decades of experience in private practice, Mark has earned acclaim from esteemed local and international publications and award-giving organizations. Asian Legal Business (ALB) recognizes him as one of Asia's Top 15 Technology Media and Telecommunication Lawyers, making him the sole Filipino lawyer included in this prestigious list. He was honored as the Managing Partner of the Year in 2020 and Dealmaker of the Year in 2021 at the ALB Philippine Law Awards. Additionally, he has been acknowledged as one of the Philippines' Top 100 Lawyers for the years 2020, 2021, and 2022 by the Asia Business Law Journal. He is also recognized by The Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in Tech Media and Telco and is recommended in the areas of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions. 


Beyond his legal practice, Mark contributes to the legal education sector as a faculty member at the Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business. He teaches Mergers & Acquisitions for the Advanced Module Diploma Course in Corporate Finance. 


Mark serves as Board Trustee of Fintech Philippines Association, Blockchain Council of the Philippines, Web 3 Association Philippines and the Go Digital Pilipinas Movement, an organization affiliated with the Private Sector Advisory Council of the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. He is also a member of the Management Association of the Philippines, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, the Philippines Spanish Chamber of Commerce among other prestigious organizations.


Mark is a devoted husband and father to three beautiful children, and  thrives on staying active, engaging in various sports and hobbies that complement his energetic lifestyle.

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