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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

30 November 2023

ACCRALAW Cebu Lectures at PMAP’s 6th General Membership Meeting

ACCRALAW Partner Louie John D. Lood and Senior Associate Shiela Vae A. Hoylar-Gascon lectured on labor law updates last 24 November 2023 at the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Cebu Chapter 6th General Membership Meeting.

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

Josephine Alessandra G. Cochico

Josephine Alessandra “Liza” G. Cochico is a Senior Partner of ACCRALAW. She is the Head of the Firm’s Retainer Department and is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day concerns of retainer clients are addressed. In addition to her management roles in the Firm, she specializes in corporate and commercial law, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions.

Liza served as lead counsel for significant commercial transactions. She has assisted a client in the purchase of a tobacco supply business based in Europe and represented a petroleum company in connection with the proposed sale of its LPG business. 


1 December 2023 Amicus Curiae

Privacy Body Sheds Light on Dark Patterns

The National Privacy Commission (“NPC”) recently issued NPC Advisory No. 2023–01 dated 7 November 2023 entitled “Guidelines on Deceptive Design Patterns” (the “Guidelines”). The Guidelines serve to apprise data subjects about the use of Deceptive Design Patterns (“DDPs”), also called Dark Patterns, in order to obtain their consent.
9 November 2023 Amicus Curiae

Flexible Arrangements after COVID-19

The end of the COVID-19 global pandemic is beginning a transformative era for the global workforce. For years, the pandemic reshaped the way we work, accelerating trends in remote and flexible work arrangements, and emphasizing the importance of employee well-being.
31 October 2023 Amicus Curiae

Contempt of Congress: Exacting Obedience from the Uncooperative

During a 26 September 2023 inquiry, the Philippine Senate cited in contempt four officers and members of an organization in Visayas who were allegedly involved in human right abuses and criminal activities disguised under the veil of cult-like practices.

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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