News & Updates

January 23, 2019

The Legal 500 ranked ACCRALAW as a Top Tier Firm in major practice areas in the Philippines for 2019: Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Immigration, Intellectual property, Labor and employment, Real estate and construction, Shipping, and Tax. ACCRALAW’s branch offices in Cebu and Davao were also recognized as Top Tier. The award-giving body also recommended the Firm in...Read more

January 22, 2019

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Quezon City Chapter conducted a series of lectures for their members who are required to render legal aid services under Bar Matter No. 2012. Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista, one of the Firm’s Partners and also a Professorial Lecturer of the University of the Philippines College of Law, was the resource speaker. In addition to the lectures, she gave practical...Read more

January 18, 2019

On December 20, 2018, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11165, otherwise known as the “Telecommuting Act,” which declares that it is a policy of the state “to affirm labor as a primary social economic force. To this end, it shall protect the rights of workers and promote their welfare, especially in the light of technological development that has opened up new and...Read more

January 15, 2019

Last 15 January 2019, the Firm's Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista gave a talk to students of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School at the Sylvia P. Lina Theatre, DLSZ Alabang Campus entitled "The Use of Social Media: A Legal Perspective". It was part of the school's iThink: Digital Citizenship Chats aimed at promoting the responsible use of internet and technology. It was an informative session on...Read more

December 12, 2018

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) organized a luncheon meeting with the Public-Private Partnership Center Undersecretary Ferdinand A. Pecson last 8 November 2018 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. The Firm’s Melissa Angela G. Velarde, who herself is up to date with the developments involving government contracts and public private partnerships, moderated the event.  It...Read more

November 27, 2018

The Firm’s Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid regularly gives talks on important updates on labor laws.    Ms. Leong shared her insights to HR practitioners during IAM Training Services’ First and Second HR Compliance Conferences held on 19 to 20 June 2018 and 25 to 26 September 2018 at SMX Aura Convention Center. At both conferences, she delivered her talk entitled “Updates on...Read more

November 19, 2018

IFLR1000 is a publication on financial and corporate services.  As stated in its website, its rankings are based on independent research carried out by its journalists.  Recently, IFLR1000 released its 2019 rankings and ACCRALAW’s practices in the fields of Capital Markets and Restructuring and Insolvency was recognized as Tier 1. For the areas of Banking, Project Development, and...Read more

November 19, 2018

  ACCRALAW is among the Intellectual Property law firms in the Asia-Pacific region recently awarded by ASIA IP Awards.  The Firm’s Trademark Practice was recognized after a survey of more than 50,000 in-house counsel was conducted.  ASIA IP Awards held its awarding ceremony last 16 November 2018 at Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport in New Delhi, India....Read more

November 19, 2018

In-House Community and Meritas co-hosted The Personal Data Protection Forum – Laws and Effects on Businesses Worldwide held last 15 November 2018 at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre in Hong Kong.  Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista, a Partner of ACCRALAW, shared her insights on personal data protection, breach prevention and crisis management. She...Read more

November 19, 2018

Judy Hao, the Firm’s Head of the Corporate and Special Projects Department, joined the panel on “Changes, Trends and Opportunities in the Philippine Investment Environment”. It was held last 14 November 2018 at Shangri-la at the Fort, Taguig City.  Ms. Hao joined Sergio Edeza, Senior Vice President and Head of Treasury of San Miguel Corporation, Macel H. Fernandez-Estavillo, Senior Vice...Read more