News & Updates

October 29, 2018

ACCRALAW was awarded by Asian Legal Business as the Law Firm of the Year during its black-tie gala dinner last 26 October 2018 at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-la in Makati City.  ACCRALAW was also awarded as Litigation Law Firm of the Year, Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year and Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year.  Also, ACCRALAW acted as counsel for the...Read more

September 28, 2018

The Firm welcomes, Regis V. Puno, as Of Counsel. He received his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1985 and his Master of Laws Degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1987. He was a former Senior Partner of Puno and Puno Law Offices. He was also a former Undersecretary of the Department of Justice. He is currently a...Read more

September 12, 2018

Chambers Asia Pacific recently announced that lawyers of ACCRALAW were ranked in its 2019 publication.  Lawyers from the Firm’s different practice departments were identified to be leaders in their fields. From the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, Victor P. Lazatin, and Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad were cited. From the Corporate and Special Projects Department, Teodoro D....Read more

August 14, 2018

Jefferson M. Marquez is a Senior Partner of ACCRALAW. He currently heads the Firm’s Cebu Branch. His field of expertise is Labor and Employment.  To address the needs of clients, Mr. Marquez gives talks on labor law updates.  To date, he has given various lectures on Executive Order No. 51 and other developments on labor-only contracting.   He gave a talk entitled “Essentials...Read more

August 14, 2018

ACCRALAW-Violeta Calvo-Drilon scholars were conferred with awards and medals during the recognition rites of the University of the Philippines College of Law last 25 June 2018. UP Law Student Government President Julia Patricia Herrera-Lim, Gonzalo W. Gonzales Award for Most Outstanding Law Intern awardee Allan Chester Nadate, Philippine Law Journal Chairman Hilton Lazo, Class Valedictorian Ma....Read more

July 23, 2018

Republic Act No. 10644 or the Go Negosyo Act was enacted last 15 July 2014 with the aim to promote inclusive growth, and reduce poverty by encouraging the establishment of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that facilitate local job creation, production and trade in the Philippines. To better equip MSMEs in making their businesses more sustainable, and in line with the Go Negosyo Act...Read more

July 20, 2018

(left – right, back row): Martin Luigi G. Samson, Emiko Antonette T. Escovilla, Genie Celini D. Nuevo, John Frederick E. Derije (left-right, front row): Ma. Iolanda B. Abella, Myra S. Montecalvo-Quilatan ACCRALAW Davao Branch held its Legal Forum for clients last 21 June 2018 at the SEDA Hotel. The Forum was attended by clients representing a wide range of industries from banking,...Read more

May 15, 2018

The Firm mourns the untimely passing of former Senator Edgardo J. Angara, one of ACCRALAW's Founding Partners. He died at the age of 83. Ed, as he was fondly called, founded ACCRALAW in 1972 together with Teodoro D. Regala, Jose C. Concepcion, Avelino V. Cruz and the late Manuel G. Abello. With transcendental idealism and uncompromising leadership, the Founding Partners led the Firm into...Read more

May 10, 2018

ACCRALAW garnered the highest number of lawyers endorsed as Leading Lawyers and Market-Leading Lawyers in several practice areas by Asialaw for 2018. For Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Asialaw recognized Avelino V.Cruz, Victor P. Lazatin, Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr., Francisco Ed. Lim, Ramon G. Samson, Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad, Gilbert D. Gallos and Teodoro L. Regala, Jr. as Leading Lawyers...Read more

January 04, 2018

For the year 2017, the Asian-Mena In-House Community cited ACCRALAW as firm of the year for the following categories: (1) The Most Responsive Firm of the Year Philippines; (2) Anti-Trust Competition; (3) Compliance/Regulatory; (4) Employment; (5) Energy and Natural Resources; (6) Insurance; (7) Intellectual Property; (8) Litigation and Dispute Resolution and (9) Telecommunications Media &...Read more