RAFAEL A. EVANGELISTA

Received his Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.) degree from the University of the Philippines and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2009. Prior to joining PJS Law, he was the Assistant Group Head of Legal Affairs of the Vicente G. Puyat Group of Companies, Inc. which includes VGP Waste Management, Inc., VGP Land, Inc., and VGP Lifestyle, Inc. At the same time, he was Legal Manager of First Sovereign Asset Management (SPV-AMC), Inc. and Manila Newtown Development Corp.

Relevant Experiences

  • Acts as assisting trial attorney for various litigation concerns composed mostly of making appearances in court and other administrative tribunals, drafting and review of legal pleadings, developing case theories and strategies and assisting clients in amicably settling disputes.
  • Currently part of the team which services several portfolios consisting of non-performing loans and acquired non-performing assets assigned to special purpose vehicles under the Special Purpose Vehicle Act of 2002.
  • Acts as assistant corporate secretary and general counsel to different corporations. Work includes contract review, drafting legal opinions and preparation of reportorial documents for filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.