Month: June 2020

Hacking In A Time of COVID-19

More than two months ago, the Philippines was placed under a nationwide lockdown. Overnight, everything became digital. The traditional classroom set-up became virtual classes, while boardroom meetings, as well as informal gatherings, shifted to video conferencing meetings. Online apps for buying and selling are also utilized, and going cashless has become the preferred mode of payment.

Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad Among Benchmark Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Women In Litigation

Following a rigorous selection process, Benchmark Litigation recognized ACCRALAW Senior Partner Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad as among the Top 100 women who have “earned their place amongst the leading female litigators” in the Asia-Pacific. The award-giving publication gave this distinction to those who have participated in “some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history.”

SIAC Webinar on Interim Measures in International Arbitration

The Community Quarantine imposed by the Philippine government to stem the transmission of COVID-19 has resulted in economic pressures that precipitated the rising need of Filipino parties in international arbitration to obtain interim measures or emergency relief aimed at, among others, maintaining the status quo and preserving assets or evidence. Recognizing the importance of understanding issues, strategies and considerations in seeking interim or emergency relief, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) organized a webinar entitled “COVID-19 Special: Strategies for Seeking Interim Measures in International Arbitration”, which was held last 18 June 2020.

The Legal 500 Litigation Country Comparative Guide

Written in question and answer format, the Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide on Litigation provides an overview of the rules or procedure and legal processes. For the Philippines, ACCRALAW provided the answers to familiarize companies and in-house counsels with the applicable rules of procedure. The Firm’s Ramon G. Samson, George S.D. Aquino, Antonio Bonifacio C. Reynes, Angelmhina D. Lencio and Julienne Therese V. Salvacion co-authored this guide.

The New Normal Workplace

The COVID-19 global pandemic has not only struck people’s health, but also the economy, particularly the labor and employment sector. Based on reports by the International Labor Organization (ILO), COVID-19 is currently having a catastrophic effect globally on working hours and earnings. In the Asia Pacific region alone, the crisis is expected to wipe-out almost 125 million full-time employment or 7.2% of the workforce in the region.*

Copyright or Copywrong?

Within just two months, the way we lived our lives has immensely changed. Essentially everything is now done within the confines of one’s home, be it work, exercise, or hobbies. For the privileged, the daily routine includes time for binge-watching different series, movies, or vlogs