Jose Rafael C. Mendoza
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(632) 8894-0377 to 79; (632) 8894-4931 to 32; (632) 8552-1977;

Rafael’s (Apa) practice areas include corporate services, energy, infrastructure, intellectual property, labor, and technology, media, & telecommunications.

While in law school, Apa was a representative to the Student Appeals Committee and a member of the Administration Committee of the Ateneo Central Bar Operations. On the other hand, while in college, Apa was a three-term Associate Vice President for the Ateneo Junior Marketing Association and a writer for The GUIDON.


  • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, Juris Doctor (Class of 2022; ranked 15th in graduating class, second honors)
  • Ateneo de Manila University, Bachelor of Arts in Management Economics (Class of 2018)
  • Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2023


Apa has participated in several matters.  His experience has included:

  • Assisting in civil and administrative cases before various Philippine courts and quasi-judicial bodies
  • Conducting due diligence involving corporate acquisitions
  • Assisting with energy and infrastructure projects
  • Assisting on labor advisory matters
  • Assisting with the completion of various regulatory requirements
  • Rendering legal opinions on corporate, consumer protection, insolvency, public-private partnerships, and data privacy matters


  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (2023 – Present)