The Firm and its lawyers continue to be recognized as a top-tier multi-service firm.
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ACCRALAW: Beyond Legal Excellence.
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Celebrating 50 years of
honor and service.
On its golden anniversary, ACCRALAW aims to go
Beyond Legal Excellence.
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The Travails of Justice (1975)
The piece is Castrillo’s avant-garde interpretation of the classical story of King Solomon as found in the Hebrew Bible.
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News & Updates

1 July 2024

ACCRALAW ranked as Tier 1 in IP STARS 2024

ACCRALAW has been recognized by Managing IP in the 2024 edition of the IP STARS. The Firm maintained its Tier 1 ranking in the practice areas of Trademark and Patent.

Message from the Managing Partner
(On ACCRALAW’s 50th Anniversary)

On the 1st of May 2022, the Firm attained a glorious milestone: Golden Anniversary. We, the Partners of ACCRALAW, are truly privileged to witness and share this historical event despite the unprecedented challenges brought by global crises, such as the pandemic and the Ukraine war. Indeed, the Firm’s endurance and growth over the past 50 years are a testament to its institutional presence in the Philippine legal landscape, a measure of success that we cannot claim as our own. We owe it to many others, and for which we are grateful.

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Featured Lawyer

Jacqueline Ann “Jacqui” C. Alegre-Tan

ACCRALAW Partner Jacqueline Ann “Jacqui” C. Alegre-Tan is with the Firm’s Tax Department and currently serves as its Monitor. She began her legal career in ACCRALAW’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department where she represented clients in civil, criminal, and commercial disputes before different levels of courts. Although litigation-focused in early years of law practice, Jacqui had her fair share in contract review work while she was seconded by ACCRALAW to a client company in the beauty and cosmetics industry. She assisted that client in the review of its supplier and customer contracts.

She briefly joined Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation and took on the role of Operations Lawyer, catering to the different branches spread across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and to other business units of said bank.

Publications

3 July 2024 Amicus Curiae

Engaging individual independent contractors in the Philippines

Contracting out of services is recognized and allowed under Articles 106 to 109 of the Philippine Labor Code. These provisions are implemented by Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) Department Order No. 147-17 (“DO 174”) which defines “contracting” or “subcontracting” as an “arrangement whereby a principal agrees to farm out with a contractor the performance or completion of a specific job or work within a definite or predetermined period, regardless of whether such job or work is to be performed or completed within or outside the premises of the principal.”
26 June 2024 Amicus Curiae

A reasonable expectation of privacy in the modern workplace

Technological advancements continue to reshape our work environment. Nowadays, employers rely on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and other performance management tools to ensure the efficient tracking of employee performance and productivity, whether from a remote or in-office set-up.
21 June 2024 Amicus Curiae

Strengthening Consumer Trust: BSP’s New Redress Mechanism for Electronic Fund Transfers in the Philippines

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital payments in the Philippines, leading to a widespread preference for mobile wallets and card payments even as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

ACCRALAW is grateful to Chambers Asia-Pacific for recognizing the Firm as a leading law firm in various practice areas. This recognition is valued by the Firm, its lawyers, and support staff, who continue to put the hard work during these unprecedented times.

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