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Awards & Citations

2017 AWARDS

In 2017, the Firm received several awards from leading legal rating organizations. It was recognized in the legal industry and awarded the following:

2017 Corporate International Magazine Global Award

  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines
  • Labour & Employment Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines

International Global Law Experts Awards

  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines
  • Labour & Employment Law Expert in Philippines

Acquisition International

  • 2017 Dispute Resolution Awards by Acquisition International: Best Business Litigation Firm – Philippines
  • 2017 Business Elite Awards by Acquisition International
  • Most Innovative Law Firm Awards
  • 2017 Global Law Awards – Best For Commercial Law
  • 2017 Legal Awards
    • Firm: ACCRALAW
    • Individual: Judy Hao
  • Best Full-Service Law Firm - Philippines

2017 Global Awards 2017 by Corporate Livewire Awards

  • Banking Law Firm of The Year – Philippines
  • Employment Law Firm of The Year

Asian-Mena Counsel

  • “Commended External Counsel of The Year” in the in-House Community Counsel of The Year Awards
    • “Francis Lim of ACCRA, An Outstanding Attorney With Impressive Credentials”
    • “Patricia Ann Prodigalidad, A Very Responsive Counsel Who Understands Our Business”

The Lawyer International Global Awards – Legal 100

  • Corporate And Special Projects -  Philippines
  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year - Philippines

Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine

  • Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine Continental Advisers 2017: Law Firm of The Year – Philippines

2017 Annual International Awards by Professional Sector Network

  • Employment Law Adviser of The Year – Philippines – Emerico O. De Guzman

Corporate Insider

  • 2017 Business Excellence Awards: Law Firm of The Year – Philippines
  • M&A Insider Awards 2017: Law Firm of The Year – Philippines

Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017

  • Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017: Sector Winner
  • Trademarks Lawyer of The Year
    • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business

  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  • Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year
  • Managing Partner of the Year
    • Emerico O. De Guzman
  • Deal Maker of the Year
    • Francisco Ed. Lim

 

2017 CITATIONS

In addition to the foregoing awards, the Firm and several of its lawyers received the following citations:

Asia IP

  • Firm Ranking For Japan Jurisdiction Tier 1:
    • Trademark Prosecution
    • Trademark Contentious            
    • Patent Prosecution
    • Patent Contentious
    • Copyright

Asia Law Profiles

  • Outstanding Firm For:
    • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Intellectual Property
    • Labour & Employment
  • Highly Recommended For:
    • Banking & Finance
    • Capital Markets
    • Competition & Antitrust
    • Construction & Real Estate
    • Energy & Natural Resources
    • IT, Telco & Media
    • Restructuring & Insolvency
    • Tax
  • Recommended For:
    • Financial Services Regulatory
    • Projects & Infrastructure
  • Leading Lawyers 
    • Capital Markets
      • Judy Hao
    • Construction & Real Estate
      • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Victor P. Lazatin
    • Corporate/M&A
      • Ma. Iolanda B. Abella
      • Brigida S. Aldeguer
    • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
      • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad
      • Teodoro L. Regala
      • Gilberto D. Gallos
      • Victor P. Lazatin
    • Labour and Employment
      • Emerico O. De Guzman
    • Intellectual Property
      • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
    • Tax
      • Ruby Rose Y. Yusi
  • Market-Leading Lawyers:
    • Corporate/M&A
      • Tadeo F. Hilado
      • Eusebio V. Tan
    • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
      • Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr.
      • Ramon G. Samson
      • Avelino V. Cruz
    • Labour and Employment
      • Emiterio C. Manibog, Jr.

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers & Partners

  • Band 1:
    • Banking & Finance: Capital Markets
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
  • Band 2:
    • Banking & Finance
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
    • Tax
  • Band 3:
    • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
  • Ranked Lawyers:
    • Senior Statesmen:
      • Avelino V. Cruz (Corporate/M&A)
      • Teodoro D. Regala (Corporate/M&A)
      • Marcial G. De La Fuente (Employment)
      • Emitero C. Manibog, Jr. (Employment)
      • Aleli Angela G. Quirino (Intellectual Property)
    • Spotlight Table:
      • Francisco Ed. Lim (Banking & Finance)
    • Band 1:
      • Victor P. Lazatin (Dispute Resolution)
      • Emerico O. De Guzman (Employment)
      • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider (Intellectual Property)
    • Band 2:
      • Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr. (Dispute Resolution)
      • Ruby Rose J. Yusi (Tax)
    • Band 3:
      • Judy Hao (Corporate/M&A)
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate/M&A)
      • Francisco Ed. Lim (Dispute Resolution)
      • Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad (Dispute Resolution)
      • Victor N. De Leon (Intellectual Property)
      • Eusebio V. Tan (Projects)
  • Up And Coming:
    • Richmond K. Lee (Intellectual Property)

Chambers Global and Chambers & Partners

  • Band 2:
    • Corporate & Finance
  • Band 3:
    • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
  • Ranked Lawyers:
    • Senior Statesmen And Eminent Practitioners
      • Avelino V. Cruz (Corporate & Finance)
  • Leading Individuals
    • Band 2:
      • Francisco Ed. Lim (Corporate & Finance)
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate & Finance)
    • Band 3: 
      • Judy Hao (Corporate & Finance)
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate & Finance)
      • Eusebio V. Tan (Projects, Infrastructure & Energy)

Managing IP

  • Tier 1:
    • Copyright
    • Patent
    • Trademark Concentious
    • Trademark Filing & Prosecution
  • Trademark Star:
    • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

The Legal500 Asia Pacific

  • The Firm has been recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in 9 practice areas:
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
    • Real Estate and Construction
    • Capital Markets
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Immigration
    • Law Firms in Cebu
    • Law Firms in Davao
    • Tax
  • The Firm has also been recommended in the following 5 practice areas:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Corporate/ M&A
    • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
    • Projects and Energy
    • Shipping
  • Eleven lawyers were listed in Elite "Leading Lawyers" List in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017's Guide to Outstanding Lawyers in Asia Pacific.
    • Banking and Finance
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr.
    • Capital Markets
      • Tadeo F. Hilado
    • Corporate and M&A
      • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Judy Hao
      • Tadeo F. Hilado
    • Dispute Resolution
      • Ramon G. Samson
      • Victor P. Lazatin
    • Employment
      • Emerico O. De Guzman
      • Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid
    • Immigration
      • Regina P. Geraldez
    • Intellectual Property
      • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
  • Twenty Three Lawyers were recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 Editorial
    • Banking and Finance
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr.
      • Eusebio V. Tan
    • Capital Markets
      • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Judy Hao
    • Corporate and M&A
      • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Judy Hao
      • Elaine Patricia S. Reyes-Rodolfo
    • Dispute Resolution
      • Ana Lourdes Teresa Arnaldo-Oracion
    • Employment
      • Ernesto R. Añasco
      • Eduardo V. Soleng, Jr.
    • Immigration
      • Regina P. Geraldez
    • Intellectual Property
      • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
    • Law Firms in Cebu
      • Eduardo V. Soleng, Jr.
      • Jefferson M. Marquez
      • Ma Iolanda B. Abella
    • Law Firms in Davao
      • Ma. Iolanda B. Abella
      • Myra S. Montecalvo-Quilatan
    • Projects and Energy
      • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Brigida S. Aldeguer
      • Aison Benedict C. Velasco
      • Melissa Angela G. Velarde
    • Real Estate and Construction
      • Josephine Alessandra G. Cochico
      • Ramon G. Samson
    • Shipping
      • Ana Lourdes Teresa Arnaldo-Oracion
      • Arnold M. Corporal
      • Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr.
    • TMT
      • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
      • John Paul M. Gaba
      • Richmond K. Lee
    • Tax
      • Ruby Rose J. Yusi
      • Eric R. Recalde
  • One Lawyer is Listed in "Next Generation Lawyers" List. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017's Guide to Up-And-Coming Lawyers in Asia Pacific.
    • Intellectual Property
      • Jose Eduardo T. Genilo

IFLR1000

  • Tier 1:
    • Capital Markets
    • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tier 2:
    • Banking
    • Energy & Infrastructure
    • M&A
  • Tier 3:
    • Project Finance
  • Leading Lawyers:
    • Banking
      • Eusebio V. Tan
    • Banking, M&A
      • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr.
      • Joselito M. Bautista
    • M&A
      • Tadeo F. Hilado
      • Judy Hao
    • Project Development, M&A
      • Brigida S. Aldeguer
    • Restructuring & Insolvency
      • Gilberto D. Gallos

Expert Guides

  • Eusebio V. Tan has been nominated by in-House Counsel And Your Peers to appear in The Banking, Finance And Transactional Guide 2017 Guide as one of the Leading Mergers And Acquisitions Practitioners Worldwide