ACCRALAW is a Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Top Tier Firm for 2021

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific has released its rankings for 2021. It has recognized ACCRALAW as a top-tier firm in nine (9) practice areas for 2021, namely: Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Real Estate and Construction, and Tax.

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific has also recommended ACCRALAW in the practice area of Projects and Energy.

ACCRALAW Of Counsel Victor P. Lazatin and Senior Partner Emerico O. De Guzman were included in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for the practice areas of Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment, respectively.

The following lawyers were also ranked by The Legal 500 as among the “Leading Lawyers” in the Asia-Pacific:

  • Francisco Ed. Lim – Capital Markets
  • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider – Intellectual Property
  • Judy Hao – Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A
  • Andre B. Navato – Banking and Finance
  • Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid – Labor and Employment

The following were recognized as Next Generation Partners, or younger partners who “take on leadership roles in multiple legal matters” :

  • Arnold M. Corporal – Dispute Resolution
  • Maria Khristina Z. Garcia-Angel – Immigration
  • Everlene O. Lee – Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A

The following were ranked as Rising Stars, or associates who “appear frequently on significant matters and are widely cited by peers and/or clients”:

  • Franchesca Abigail C. Gesmundo – Labor and Employment
  • Napoleon L. Gonzales III – Immigration

The following lawyers were also recommended by the publication in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021 Editorial:

Banking and Finance

  • Judy Hao
  • Andre B. Navato

Capital Markets

  • Francisco Ed. Lim
  • Judy Hao
  • Everlene O. Lee

Corporate and M&A

  • Eusebio V. Tan
  • Judy Hao
  • Andre B. Navato
  • Joselito M. Bautista
  • Everlene O. Lee

Dispute Resolution

  • Victor P. Lazatin
  • Leland R. Villadolid
  • Arnold M. Corporal
  • Jose Martin R. Tensuan
  • Antonio Bonifacio C. Reynes


  • Maria Khristina Z. Garcia-Angel
  • Napoleon L. Gonzales III

Intellectual Property

  • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
  • Victor N. de Leon
  • John Paul M. Gaba
  • Richmond K. Lee
  • Jose Eduardo T. Genilo

Labor and Employment

  • Emeterio C. Manibog
  • Emerico O. de Guzman
  • Clarence C. Valdecantos
  • Neptali B. Salvanera
  • Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid
  • Franchesca Abigail C. Gesmundo

Law Firms in Cebu

  • Jefferson M. Marquez
  • Maria Iolanda B. Abella
  • Eduardo V. Soleng Jr.
  • Louie John D. Lood
  • Felice Suzanne D. Soria

Law Firms in Davao

  • Maria Iolanda B. Abella
  • Myra S. Montecalvo-Quilatan

Projects and Energy

  • Judy Hao
  • Aison Benedict C. Velasco
  • Melissa Angela G. Velarde

Real Estate and Construction

  • Victor P. Lazatin
  • Judy Hao


  • Francisco Ed. Lim
  • Ruby Rose J. Yusi
  • Oliver L. Pantaleon
  • Eric R. Recalde

The Legal 500 is the “world’s largest legal referral guide”, recognizing lawyers and law firms who provide the “most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel”.

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