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April 23, 2015

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW®) was ranked as a Tier 1 firm for “Patent/Trademark/Copyright” by Asian Legal Business’ (ALB) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) RANKINGS 2015.  Tier 1 identifies the strongest IP firms in each jurisdiction.  The IP RANKINGS 2015 will be published in the May 2015 issue of the ALB Magazine. ALB, a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters,...Read more

April 23, 2015

                             Avelino V. Cruz, President of the ASEAN Law Association of the Philippines and ACCRALAW’s Founding Partner, was unanimously elected President for a term of 3 years of the region-wide ten-country  ASEAN Law Association (ALA) during the 12th ALA General Assembly.  He...Read more

October 08, 2014

 PBA President and ACCRALAW Managing Partner Emerico O. De Guzman Emerico O. De Guzman, Managing Partner of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW), was installed as the 48th President of the Philippine Bar Association Inc. (PBA), the oldest and biggest voluntary association of lawyers in the country, last September 30, 2014 at the Grand Ballroom, Hotel...Read more

September 26, 2014

ACCRALAW Lawyers actively participated in the recently concluded 36th ASEAN Law Association (ALA) Governing Council Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last 19-20 September 2014. ALA is a non-governmental organization of lawyers in the ASEAN Region.  Established in 1979, ALA brings together all the different branches of the law profession in Southeast Asia – judges, law teachers, law...Read more

September 09, 2014

The law firm of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz (ACCRALAW), in coordination with ACCRALAW Foundation, Inc. and the family of the late Violeta Calvo-Drilon, awarded scholarship grants to deserving UPLAW students for the school year 2014-2015. The Awarding rites took place recently at the Malcolm Hall of the University of the Philippines College of Law at the Diliman Campus. In photo...Read more

July 16, 2014

On 14 July 2014, Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista shared her expertise on anti-corruption regulation in the Philippines at the American Conference Institute's inaugural conference on anti-corruption compliance issues. The conference was entitled "Global Anti-Corruption Regulatory Enforcement Update" and it was held at Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. Addressing in-house counsels and compliance...Read more

May 30, 2014

ACCRALAW celebrated its 42nd Anniversary and Alumni Homecoming last 17 May 2014, at the Manila Polo Club. The celebration began with an introductory speech by the Co-Managing Partner Regina Padilla-Geraldez, who welcomed the lawyers and non-legal members of the ACCRALAW family, including the lawyers and non-legal staff from the Cebu and Davao Branches, who were also present. The highlight...Read more

May 21, 2014

ACCRALAW Davao Branch held its Legal Forum for clients on 9 May 2014, at the SEDA Hotel. The Forum was well attended by clients from the different sectors representing banks, construction, resort owners, hospitals, mining, agricultural suppliers, producers and buyers. Mr. Enrique Diola, Resident Partner, opened the Forum with a presentation of ACCRALAW’s history, services, practice areas and the...Read more

May 21, 2014

Upon the invitation of the Asean Law Association’s (ALA) Secretary General, Swandy Lim, ACCRALAW’s Co-Managing Partner, Regina P. Geraldez, attended the ASEAN Regional Workshop on the Promulgation of Laws and Regulations of ASEAN Members States in Jakarta, Indonesia on 23 and 24 April 2014. Ms. Geraldez is also the Treasurer of ALA Philippines. During the workshop, ranking officers of the ASEAN...Read more

May 02, 2014

The ACCRALAW Cebu Branch held its annual Legal Forum last April 25, 2014, at the Cebu City Sports Club, Cebu Business Park (Ayala), Cebu City. The Cebu Legal Forum was led by Mr. Jefferson M. Marquez, ACCRALAW’s Resident Partner and attended by clients representing different businesses and industries. Various topics were covered during the legal forum, among them: Employment of Foreign Nationals...Read more

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