Month: May 2020

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Legal Profession

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Southern Luzon Region (SLR) organized a webinar entitled “The Legal Profession in the midst of COVID-19” held last 21 May 2020. Over 350 participants attended.

Among the panelists was ACCRALAW’s Arnold M. Corporal, a Partner of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Mr. Corporal is also the President of the IBP Makati Chapter.

Shareholders’ Approval on Sale of Corporate Assets

Under Section 39 of the Revised Corporation Code (RCC), a corporation may, by a majority vote of its board of directors or trustees, sell or otherwise dispose of its property and assets, upon such terms and conditions and for such consideration as its board of directors or trustees may deem expedient. However, if the sale involves a sale of all or substantially all of the corporation’s properties and assets, including its goodwill, the vote of the stockholders representing at least two-thirds of the outstanding capital stock, or at least two-thirds of the members shall also be required.

The Duty to Disclose and the Right to Privacy at the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

With reports and narratives about discrimination and harassment of suspect, probable, and confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — including calls to make the personal information of these cases available to the general public — circulating heavily since the government declared a state of public health emergency throughout the Philippines, it is imperative to know that Philippine laws provide adequate measures of protection against the unwarranted invasion of one’s right to privacy.

Victor P. Lazatin and Emerico O. de Guzman Recognized as Asia Pacific Legal 500 Hall of Famers

ACCRALAW Of Counsel Victor P. Lazatin and Senior Partner Emerico O. de Guzman were inducted into The Legal 500’s inaugural Asia Pacific Hall of Fame.

To be part of The Legal 500’s Asia Pacific Hall of Fame is indeed a distinct recognition. It reflects not only on the individual’s achievements but of the Firm’s ability to serve its clients with expert and skilled practitioners.

Hello, Lockdown, Goodbye: Exit Strategy for COVID-19

Undeniably, the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), which was imposed by the National Government in the entirety of Luzon, and by different local government units (LGUs) in the other parts of the Philippines, has saved many lives. In its latest report, the University of the Philippines COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team determined that at the time of the imposition of the Luzon-wide ECQ,

ACCRALAW’s Benchmark Litigation Rankings

In the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, ACCRALAW was described as a “market leader with capability in handling a vast range of complex and high-value disputes.” It also added that “[t]he Firm has a strong track record acting on high-profile commercial litigation employment and regulatory disputes as well as international arbitration”.