ACCRALAW’s Senior Partner Clarence Darrow C. Valdecantos received the Labour & Employment Lawyer of the Year in the Philippines Award from Leaders in Law at its recently held Global Awards 2023.
Leaders in Law “provides immediate access to Leaders in their practice area throughout the world.” The process for selecting Leaders-in-Law experts is rigorous, and “the successful experts who join the Leaders-in-Law have a proven track record of success, with their own unique attributes and knowledge of their practice area and local requirements.”
Mr. Valdecantos heads the Firm’s Labor and Employment Department and has over 25 years of experience in labor litigation involving money claims and termination disputes, collective bargaining negotiations, preventive mediation and conciliation of labor disputes, strikes and lockouts, union representation issues, certification elections and voluntary arbitration cases. He has been consistently cited by leading legal publications as an excellent labor lawyer and litigator. His most recent awards include recognition as Band 3, Employment Lawyer from Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023, Leading Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year for the Philippines in Acquisition International’s Leading Adviser Awards for 2023, and Top 10 Most Influential Employment Lawyers to Follow in Philippines 2023 in Business Today’s Lawyer Awards 2023.
The Firm’s Labor and Employment Department has also been recognized by other publications including The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw, the Chambers Asia, the Asian-Mena Counsel, and Asian Legal Business.