03 Nov 2017

Corporate Lawyer Kristine Evangelista Joins Rajah & Tann Asia’s Philippine Office

Rajah & Tann Asia today announced the appointment of corporate lawyer Kristine Evangelista as a partner in Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law), an integrated law firm in the Philippines that is a member of Rajah & Tann Asia, one of Southeast Asia’s largest network.

Prior to joining Rajah & Tann, Ms Evangelista was the General Counsel of a publicly-held company in the Philippines. She has close to 20 years of experience in the legal sector, covering various areas of law including securities regulation, corporate governance, anti-money laundering, e-commerce, data protection, consumer protection laws and environmental law compliance.

In her most recent in-house counsel role, her work included advising the Board of Directors and management on corporate governance and disclosure compliance, spearheading the development and implementation of the company’s compliance framework, reviewing contracts and leading the group’s major transactions, as well as developing its contracting policies and procedures.

She has also advised both local and foreign investors and negotiated the acquisitions of private and publicly held companies.

Ms Evangelista was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2000 and began her career as a practicing attorney at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

Commenting on her appointment, she said: “Rajah & Tann Asia is the leading legal network in Southeast Asia that can provide seamless, high quality counsel to clients on a wide range of practice areas. I am delighted to be part of a team of exceptional lawyers.”

Rajah & Tann Asia is one of the largest full-service legal networks in Southeast Asia, with market leading practices in dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, corporate & commercial, amongst others. It is also one of the region’s most highly regarded legal practices, with many of its lawyers consistently ranked as among the best in their areas of practice.

C&G Law is one of the fastest growing law firms in the Philippines. It was founded in 2007 and now has more than 35 fee earners.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capacity to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With around 650 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.