Aiken Larisa Serzo, Junior Associate | Disini Law Office
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Aiken Larisa Serzo

Senior Associate

Lars is currently a Senior Associate in the Firm. She heads the firm’s fintech practice, and co-heads the firm’s technology law practice.

Lars regularly advises clients on TMT (technology, media, and telecommunications), corporate & M&A, data privacy, and commercial transaction matters. She has relevant experience in assisting clients involved in IT, FinTech, and digital platforms on regulatory, transactional, and corporate restructuring projects and issues.

She leads regulatory and compliance projects for several fintech companies in relation to Central Bank regulations for remittance, electronic money issuers, and virtual currency exchanges. She also advises companies engaged in payments services and P2P lending activities.

Lars handles the firm’s legal education initiatives for the growing community of Philippine-based startups. Together with other lawyers in the firm, she leads training sessions and seminars on laws and regulations relevant to startups, investors, and other entrepreneurs.

Her team successfully represented a media company in the Supreme Court where the firm defended the media company’s fundamental rights to freedom of the press and access to information. The case was unanimously decided in favor of the media company.

From 2017 to 2018, Lars has been cited by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a New Generation Lawyer in the area of Tech, Media, and Telecommunications. In 2019 and 2020, she was also cited as a Next Generation Partner in the same category.

Lars is also a consultant in the Technology Law and Policy Program of the University of the Philippines Law Center where she does research and policy work on legal issues concerning e-commerce, fintech, and data privacy.

Prior to joining the Firm, she completed internships with the Office of the Solicitor General, and a law firm specializing in intellectual property.

She has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Studies (major in International Relations) from the Ateneo de Manila University. Lars is part of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Kalinga chapter.

Education

University of the Philippines
(Juris Doctor, 2015)

Ateneo de Manila University
(AB European Studies, 2011)

Affiliations

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

(IBP Kalinga Apayao)