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Awards & Citations

2018 AWARDS

For the year 2018, the Firm and its lawyers continue to receive awards in several key practice areas.

2018 Corporate International Magazine Global Award

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

2018 Global Law Experts Annual Awards

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

Acquisition International

  • Most Innovative Intellectual Property Law Firm 2018 – Philippines

Innovation & Excellence Awards 2018 by Corporate Livewire

  • Excellence in Employment Law Services - Philippines

Asian-Mena Counsel

The Lawyer International – Legal 100 – 2018 Awards

  • Labour and Employment Firm of The Year -  Philippines

Legal 100 Asia Awards

  • Corporate and Special Projects -  Philippines
  • Labour & Employment Firm of the Year – Philippines
  • Best Labour & Employment Lawyer of the Year – Philippines:
          Emerico O. De Guzman

Corporate Insider 

  • 2018 Business Excellence Awards: Most Outstanding in Business Law – Philippines
  • 2018 Business Excellence Awards: Most Innovative Law Firm – Philippines

IAM Patent 1000

  • M&A Awards 2018: Mergers & Acquisition – Law Firm of the Year

ACQ5 Global Awards 2018

  • International Law Firm of The Year

2018 CITATIONS

The Firm is likewise acclaimed for its exemplary performance as it received the following citations for 2018:

Asia IP

  • ACCRALAW ranked as a leading Intellectual Property (“IP”) firm for Philippines
  • 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
    • Construction & Real Estate
    • Energy & Natural Resources
    • IT, Telco & Media
    • Taxation
  • Recommended For:
    • Competition & Antitrust
    • Projects & Infrastructure
  • Leading Lawyers 
    • Banking & Finance
           Eusebio V. Tan
    • Capital Markets
           Francisco Ed. Lim
           Judy Hao
    • Construction & Real Estate
           Victor P. Lazatin
    • Corporate/M&A
           Eusebio V. Tan
           Tadeo F. Hilado
           Brigida S. Aldeguer
           Ma. Iolanda B. Abella
           Judy Hao
    • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
           Victor P. Lazatin
           Luis A. Vera Cruz     
           Francisco Ed. Lim   
           Ramon G. Samson    
           Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad 
           Gilberto D. Gallos 
           Teodoro L. Regala
    • Labour and Employment   
           Emiterio C. Manibog, Jr. 
           Emerico O. De Guzman
    • Intellectual Property    
           Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
  • Market-Leading Lawyers:
    • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
           Avelino V. Cruz
    • Tax  
           Ruby Rose J. Yusi

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:
           Francisco Ed. Lim (Dispute Resolution)
           Ruby Rose J. Yusi (Tax)
           Victor N. De Leon (Intellectual Property)
    • Band 3:
           Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate/M&A)
           Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad (Dispute Resolution)
           Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr. (Dispute Resolution)
    • Band 4:
           Judy Hao (Corporate/M&A)
           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)
    • ​Band 3
            Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate & Finance)
    • ​Band 4
            Judy Hao (Corporate & Finance)

Managing IP

  • Tier 1:
    • Copyright
    • Patent
    • Trademark
  • Trademark Star:
          Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
  • Patent Star:
          Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

The Legal500 Asia Pacific

  • The Firm has been recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in 11 practice areas:
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
    • Real Estate and Construction
    • Capital Markets
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Immigration
    • Law Firms in Cebu
    • Law Firms in Davao
    • Tax
    • Real Estate & Construction
    • Shipping 
  • The Firm has also been recommended in the following 3 practice areas:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
    • Projects and Energy
  • Twelve lawyers were listed in Elite "Leading Lawyers" List in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018's Guide to Outstanding Lawyers in Asia Pacific.
    • Banking and Finance
            Andre B. Navato, Jr.
    • Capital Markets
            Eusebio V. Tan
            Tadeo F. Hilado
            Judy Hao
    • Corporate and M&A
            Eusebio V. Tan
            Tadeo F. Hilado
            Francisco Ed. Lim
            Judy Hao
    • Dispute Resolution
            Ramon G. Samson
            Victor P. Lazatin
    • Employment
            Emerico O. De Guzman
            Ernesto R. Añasco
            Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid
    • Immigration
            Regina P. Geraldez
    • Intellectual Property
            Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
  • In the Legal Market Overview, the Legal500 stated, “The legal market remains stable and a range of full-service firms continue to dominate the scene, including Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw), xxx”

IFLR1000

  • Tier 1:
    • Capital Markets
    • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tier 2:
    • Banking
    • Project Development
    • M&A
  • Tier 3:
    • Project Finance
  • Highly Regarded Lawyers:
    • Banking and Finance
            Eusebio V. Tan
  • Banking and Fianance, Corporate M&A
          Andre B. Navato Jr.
          Joselito M. Bautista
  • Corporate and M&A
          Tadeo F. Hilado
          Brigada S. Aldeguer
          Judy Hao