ACCRALAW’s Legal 500 Asia-Pacific Rankings for 2022

ACCRALAW continues to be ranked as a Top-Tier Firm by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for 2022. ACCRALAW was recognized as a Tier 1 Firm in eight (8) practice areas: Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Real Estate and Construction, and Tax.

ACCRALAW was also recommended in the practice areas of Intellectual Property and Projects and Energy.

The Legal 500 included Senior Legal Counsel Victor P. Lazatin and Of Counsel Emerico O. de Guzman in the exclusive list of Hall of Famers in the fields of Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment, respectively.

The following lawyers were ranked as “Leading Individuals” in their respective practice areas:

  • 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); and
  • Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid (Labor and Employment)

The Legal 500 also recognized the following lawyers as “Next Generation Partners”, or “younger partners who make a material difference to the practice”:

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

The following lawyers 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); and
  • Napoleon L. Gonzales III (Immigration)

The following ACCRALAW lawyers were recommended by the publication in its Asia Pacific 2022 Editorial:

Banking and Finance

  • Judy Hao
  • Andre B. Navato

Capital Markets

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

Corporate and M&A

  • Judy Hao
  • Andre B. Navato
  • Everlene O. Lee

Dispute Resolution

  • Victor P. Lazatin
  • Leland R. Villadolid Jr.
  • Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad
  • Oliver L. Pantaleon
  • Jose Martin R. Tensuan
  • Arnold M. Corporal
  • Christopher Louie D. Ocampo
  • Joseph Anthony I. Malaya


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

Intellectual Property

  • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
  • Victor N. de Leon
  • Richmond K. Lee

Labor and Employment

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


  • Ruby Rose J. Yusi
  • Oliver L. Pantaleon
  • Eric R. Recalde
  • Jacqueline Ann C. Alegre-Tan

The Legal 500 is an international legal publication and is considered as the “world’s largest legal referral guide.”

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