Professional Background

Edmundo Guevara is an Associate  in the Insurance, Construction and Infrastructure and Commercial Litigation Law Groups.  His practice focuses on insurance defence, construction disputes, commercial and business disputes and personal injury. He works closely with his clients to achieve an effective and efficient resolution of their legal problems.

Edmundo has a diverse legal background having practiced extensively in the Philippines before immigrating to Canada particularly in the areas of tax, commercial and business law. He is a former Deputy Commissioner of the Philippines’ tax agency where his responsibilities included the prosecution of civil and criminal tax cases.  Edmundo has also served as consultant to the Asian Development Bank and the United States Agency for International Development in connection with efforts to enhance the Philippine government’s capabilities in effectively developing and prosecuting tax fraud and tax evasion cases.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of the Philippines: 1984
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines: 1988
  • Called to the Philippine Bar: 1988
  • Master of Laws (with distinction): University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College: 2004
  • Certificate of Qualification, National Committee on Accreditation: 2011
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 2012

Memberships

  • Former Director and Treasurer, B.C. Human Rights Coalition
  • Former Director, Philippines-Canada Trade Council
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia, 2012
  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, 1989

Community + Volunteering

Edmundo is involved in fundraising projects for local and global causes.

Publications

  • Author, “The Sky’s the Limit – But Not for Limited Partners”, 2017
  • Co-Author, “Commercial Leases and the Trojan Horse”, 2015
  • Co-author with John R. Singleton, Q.C., “New Duty of Honest Performance of Contractual Obligation”, 2015
  • Author, Philippine Chapter, “The International Guide to Advance Rulings”, published by International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (Netherlands), 1999 – 2001
  • Co-author, “Process Map on the Criminal Prosecution of Tax Evasion in the Philippines”, published by the Asian Development Bank, 2009