ACCRALAW Ranked as a Top-Tier Firm by The Legal 500 for 2020

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific has ranked ACCRALAW as a top-tier firm in eight (8) practice areas for 2020: Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Real Estate and Construction, and Tax. The Firm’s branch offices in Cebu and Davao were likewise recognized as Top-Tier.

ACCRALAW was also recommended in the practice areas of Banking and Finance, and Projects and Energy.

The Legal 500 has also recognized the following lawyers of the Firm as among the “Leading Lawyers” in the Asia-Pacific:

  • Victor Lazatin (Dispute Resolution);
  • Francisco Lim (Capital Markets);
  • Emerico de Guzman (Labor and Employment);
  • Alex Ferdinand Fider (Intellectual Property);
  • Patricia-Ann Prodigalidad (Dispute Resolution);
  • Judy Hao (Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A);
  • Andre Navato (Banking and Finance); and
  • Joy Leong-Pambid (Labor and Employment)

The following were also recognized among the Next Generation Partners, or “younger partners who make a material difference to the practice”:

  • Maria Khristina Garcia-Angel (Immigration); and
  • Everlene Lee (Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A)

The Legal 500 also listed Franchesca Abigail Gesmundo as a Rising Star for the practice area of Labor and Employment.

The following were also recommended by the publication in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 Editorial:

Banking and Finance

  • Judy Hao
  • Everlene Lee


  • Maria Khristina Garcia-Angel
  • Napoleon Gonzales

Law Firms in Davao

  • Maria Iolanda Abella
  • Myra Montecalvo-Quilatan

Law Firms in Cebu

  • Jefferson Marquez
  • Maria Iolanda Abella
  • Louie John Lood
  • Felice Suzanne Soria

Capital Markets

  • Francisco Lim
  • Judy Hao
  • Everlene Lee

Dispute Resolution

  • Victor Lazatin
  • Regis Puno
  • Patricia-Ann Prodigalida

Intellectual Property

  • Alex Ferdinand Fider
  • Richmond Lee

Real Estate and Construction

  • Victor Lazatin
  • Judy Hao

Corporate and M&A

  • Judy Hao
  • Andre Navato
  • Joselito Bautista
  • Elaine Patricia Reyes-Rodolfo
  • Everlene Lee

Labor and Employment

  • Emeterio Manibog Jr.
  • Emerico De Guzman
  • Erwin Jay Filio
  • Franchesca Abigail Gesmundo
  • Jose-Mari Roco


  • Francisco Lim
  • Ruby Rose Yusi
  • Oliver Pantaleon
  • Eric Recalde

The Legal 500 is the “world’s largest legal referral guide”. It recognizes lawyers and law firms across the globe who provide the “most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel” and ranks them based on pure merit.

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