The Firm and its lawyers continue to be recognized
as a top-tier multi-service firm.
ACCRALAW is evolving and expanding in today’s world of ever changing technologies and shifting economic fortunes.
We are here to serve.
Setting the pace of excellence in the practice of law.
ACCRALAW provides quality and efficient service to its clients and protects their clients’ interests with warm zeal and entire devotion within the bounds of the law.
“Transforming law practice into what it should be for our noble profession and the greater good of the nation.”
– Edgardo J. Angara † Founding Partner and Former Senate President
A History of
Today, 47 years after it first opened its doors, the Firm has approximately 160 lawyers (44 of whom are partners), around 130 support staff, and two branches in the two most important commercial cities in the country outside Metro Manila.
With the enactment of Republic Act No. 11360, rank-and-file employees of restaurants, hotels and similar establishments are now entitled to 100% of the service charges collected from customers.
R.A. No. 11360 — or “An Act Providing that Service Charges Collected by Hotels, Restaurants and other Similar Establishments be Distributed in Full to All Covered Employees”
Taxes are integral to any economic policy. Investments flow in and out of the economy based on fiscal incentives as much as human capital. For Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) locators, investors were enticed to invest in the Philippines with tax incentives, such as the Income Tax Holiday (ITH) or 5% Gross Income Taxation (GIT), VAT zero-rated purchases, and duty-free importations.
The common practice of advertising services through television, social media, websites, radio and the like, as well as the use of online lending platforms are becoming tools of fraud, leading to the increased number of borrowers falling prey to unlawful acts of lending and financing companies.
Ana Lourdes Teresa Arnaldo Oracion
Ana Lourdes Teresa Arnaldo Oracion or “Anatess” is currently the Firm’s Co-Managing Partner and Hiring Partner. On top of her active litigation and advocacy work, she takes on the challenging role of managing the Firm alongside Emerico “Rico” O. De Guzman. Anatess is not new to herculean management tasks considering that she had earlier held key leadership positions.