Month: May 2018

Electronic documents/data are covered by subpoena powers of the Philippine Competition Commission

One of the policy declarations of the Philippine Competition Act (Republic Act No. 10667, or the PCA) is to “[p]enalize all forms of anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position and anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions, with the objective of protecting consumer welfare and advancing domestic and international trade and economic development [Section 2(c)].

ACCRALAW Grieves the Untimely Passing of its Founding Partner Senator Edgardo J. Angara

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 …

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ACCRALAW Lawyers Recognized as Asialaw Leading Lawyers for 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, …

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Right to travel

After years of uncertainty, the Supreme Court (SC) finally laid to rest whether the Department of Justice, through its chief, may issue hold departure orders (HDOs) and watchlist orders (“WLOs”) to prevent people under investigation from leaving the country.