Professional Background

Edmundo Guevara is an Associate with our firm and a member of our Construction and Insurance Law Groups.

Before immigrating to Canada in 2008, Edmundo worked in leading legal and accounting firms in the Philippines where he practiced tax, corporate and commercial law. As a former Deputy Commissioner of the Philippines’ tax agency in charge of legal affairs, his responsibilities included negotiating tax treaties on behalf of the Philippine Government.  Edmundo has also worked as a consultant for the Asian Development Bank and the United States Agency for International Development.

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

  • 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, 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