Aiken Larisa Serzo, Junior Partner - Disini Law Office
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Aiken Larisa Serzo

Junior Partner

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

Lawyer Profile

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 asset service providers. She also advises companies engaged in payments services and 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.


Lars has a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from Columbia Law School, where she graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar in recognition of superior academic achievement. She was also awarded a Parker School Certificate of Achievement in international and comparative law while in Columbia. Lars earned her 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.

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 to 2022, 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.


Columbia Law School
(Master of Laws, 2022, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

University of the Philippines
(Juris Doctor, 2015)

Ateneo de Manila University
(AB European Studies, 2011, Honorable Mention)


Integrated Bar of the Philippines

(IBP Kalinga Apayao)