Awards And Citations

ACCRALAW continues to be recognized in several key practice areas. The lawyers of the Firm are also acknowledged as leading lawyers in their respective fields.

Internationally-recognized award-giving bodies confer awards to the Firm and its lawyers for their excellent performance and significant contribution to the legal profession in various practice areas. 

In House Community Counsels of the Year — Most Responsive Firm in the Philippines

  • Commended External Counsel – Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad

ASIALAW – Philippines Law Firm of the Year and Outstanding Client Service Award

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers & Partners

Ranked Lawyers:

 Banking & Finance

  • Francisco Ed. Lim

Corporate/M&A

  • Teodoro L. Regala
  • Judy Hao
  • Andre B. Navato, Jr.

Dispute Resolution

  • Victor P. Lazatin
  • Francisco Ed. Lim
  • Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad

Employment

  • Marcial G. De La Fuente
  • Emiterio C. Manibog, Jr.
  • Emerico O. De Guzman

 

Intellectual Property

  • Aleli Angela G. Quirino
  • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
  • Richmond K. Lee
  • Victor N. De Leon

Tax

  • Ruby Rose J. Yusi

Asia Law Profiles

Outstanding Firm for the following Practice Areas:

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment

Highly Recommended for the following Practice Areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Tax

Highly Recommended For:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • IT, Telco & Media
  • Taxation

Recommended for the following Practice Areas:

  • Competition/ Anti-Trust
  • Construction

Highly Recommended for the following Industries:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Technology and Telecommunication

Recommended for the following Industries:

  • Infrastructure


The Legal500 Asia Pacific


The Firm has been recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in 11 practice areas:

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Law Firms in Cebu
  • Law Firms in Davao
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Shipping
  • Tax

The Firm has been recommended in the following practice areas:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Projects and Energy
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Thirteen lawyers were listed in Elite “Leading Lawyers” List in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019’s Guide to Outstanding Lawyers in Asia Pacific.

Banking and Finance

Andre B. Navato, Jr.

 

  • Capital Markets

Tadeo F. Hilado
Francisco Ed. Lim
Judy Hao

 

  • Corporate and M&A

 

Eusebio V. Tan

Tadeo F. Hilado
Francisco Ed. Lim
Judy Hao

 

  • Dispute Resolution

Victor P. Lazatin

Ramon G. Samson

Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad

  • Immigration

 

Regina P. Geraldez

 

  • Intellectual Property

Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

 

  • Labor and Employment

Emerico O. De Guzman

Ernesto R. Añasco
Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid

 

Thirty-six lawyers were recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 editorial.

 

  • Banking and Finance

Tadeo F. Hilado

Judy Hao
Andre B. Navato, Jr.
Joselito M. Bautista

Elaine Patricia S. Reyes-Rodolfo

 

  • Capital Markets

Tadeo F. Hilado
Francisco Ed. Lim
Judy Hao

 

  • Corporate and M&A

Eusebio V. Tan
Tadeo F. Hilado
Francisco Ed. Lim
Judy Hao
Andre B. Navato, Jr.
Joselito M. Bautista
Melissa Angela G. Velarde

 

  • Dispute Resolution

 

Victor P. Lazatin
Ana Lourdes Teresa Arnaldo-Oracion
Ramon G. Samson
Leland R. Villadolid, Jr.
Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad
Arnold M. Corporal
Jose Martin R. Tensuan
Antonio Eduardo S. Nachura, Jr.

 

  • Immigration

Regina P. Geraldez

 

  • Intellectual Property

Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

 

  • Labor and Employment

Emerico O. De Guzman
Ernesto R. Añasco
Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid
Clarence Darrow C. Valdecantos
Neptali B. Salvanera
Franchesca Abigail C. Gesmundo

 

  • Law Firms in Cebu

Jefferson M. Marquez
Ma. Iolanda B. Abella

Eduardo V. Soleng, Jr.

 

  • Law Firms in Davao

Ma. Iolanda B. Abella

Myra S. Montecalvo- Quilatan
Genie Celini D. Nuevo
Martin Luigi G. Samson
Emiko Antonette T. Escovilla

 

  • Projects and Energy

Eusebio V. Tan
Judy Hao
Joselito M. Bautista

 

  • Real Estate and Construction

Victor P. Lazatin
Eusebio V. Tan
Judy Hao
Joselito M. Bautista

Ana Lourdes Teresa Arnaldo-Oracion

Arnold M. Corporal

 

  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications

 

Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

Leland R. Villadolid, Jr.
John Paul M. Gaba
Richmond K. Lee
Jose Eduardo T. Genilo

 

  • Tax

 

Ruby Rose J. Yusi
Eric R. Recalde

 

IFLR1000

 

  • Tier 1:
    • Capital Markets
    • Restructuring and Insolvency

 

  • Tier 2:
    • Banking
    • Project Development
    • M&A

 

  • Tier 3:
    • Project Finance

 

  • Market Leader:

 

    • Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A

Francisco Ed. Lim

 

  • Expert Consultant:

 

    • Corporate M&A

Tadeo F. Hilado

 

  • Highly Regarded Lawyers for the following Practice Areas:

 

    • Banking

Eusebio V. Tan

Andre B. Navato, Jr.

Joselito M. Bautista

 

 

    • Corporate M&A

Judy Hao

Andre B. Navato, Jr.

Joselito M. Bautista

 

    • Real Estate Acquisition

Joselito M. Bautista

 

    • Restructuring and Insolvency

Gilberto D. Gallos

 

  • Highly Regarded Lawyers for the following Industries:

 

    • Energy, Oil and Gas

Andre B. Navato, Jr.

 

    • Technology and Telecommunications, Utilities, Real Estate

Joselito M. Bautista

For the year 2018, the Firm and its lawyers continue to receive awards in several key practice areas.

2018 Corporate International Magazine Global Award

  • Labour & Employment Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines

2018 Global Law Experts Annual Awards

  • Labour & Employment Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines

Acquisition International

  • Most Innovative Intellectual Property Law Firm 2018 – Philippines

Innovation & Excellence Awards 2018 by Corporate Livewire

  • Excellence in Employment Law Services – Philippines

Asian-Mena Counsel

The Lawyer International – Legal 100 – 2018 Awards

  • Labour and Employment Firm of The Year –  Philippines

Legal 100 Asia Awards

  • Corporate and Special Projects –  Philippines
  • Labour & Employment Firm of the Year – Philippines
  • Best Labour & Employment Lawyer of the Year – Philippines: Emerico O. De Guzman

Corporate Insider

  • 2018 Business Excellence Awards: Most Outstanding in Business Law – Philippines
  • 2018 Business Excellence Awards: Most Innovative Law Firm – Philippines

IAM Patent 1000

  • M&A Awards 2018: Mergers & Acquisition – Law Firm of the Year

ACQ5 Global Awards 2018

  • International Law Firm of The Year

Asian Legal Business (ALB) Philippines Law Awards:

  • Philippine Law Firm of the Year
  •  Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
  •  Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
  •  Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  • ACCRALAW’s work for Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company – Equity Deal of the Year

2018 CITATIONS

The Firm is likewise acclaimed for its exemplary performance as it received the following citations for 2018:

Asia IP

  • Philippine Trademark Law Firm of the Year
  • ACCRALAW ranked as a leading Intellectual Property (“IP”) firm for Philippines
  • Tier 1:​
    •  Trademark Prosecution
    •  Trademark Contentious
    •  Patent Prosecution
    •  Patent Contentious
    •  Copyright

Asia Law Profiles

    • Outstanding Firm For:
    • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Intellectual Property
    • Labour & Employment
    • Highly Recommended For:
    • Banking & Finance
    • Capital Markets
    • Construction & Real Estate
    • Energy & Natural Resources
    • IT, Telco & Media
    • Taxation
    • Recommended For:
    • Competition & Antitrust
    • Projects & Infrastructure
    • Leading Lawyers
    • Banking & Finance

     Eusebio V. Tan

    • Capital Markets

     Francisco Ed. Lim

     Judy Hao

    • Construction & Real Estate

     Victor P. Lazatin

    • Corporate/M&A

     Eusebio V. Tan

     Tadeo F. Hilado

     Brigida S. Aldeguer

     Ma. Iolanda B. Abella

     Judy Hao

    • Dispute Resolution & Litigation

     Victor P. Lazatin

     Luis A. Vera Cruz

     Francisco Ed. Lim   

     Ramon G. Samson

     Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad 

     Gilberto D. Gallos 

     Teodoro L. Regala

    • Labour and Employment

     Emiterio C. Manibog, Jr. 

     Emerico O. De Guzman

    • Intellectual Property

     Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

    • Market-Leading Lawyers:
    • Dispute Resolution & Litigation

     Avelino V. Cruz

    • Tax

     Ruby Rose J. Yusi

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers & Partners

    • Band 1:
    • Banking & Finance: Capital Markets
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
    • Band 2:
    • Banking & Finance
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
    • Tax
    • Band 3:
    • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
    • Ranked Lawyers:
    • Senior Statesmen:

     Avelino V. Cruz (Corporate/M&A)

     Teodoro L. Regala (Corporate/M&A)

     Marcial G. De La Fuente (Employment)

     Emiterio C. Manibog, Jr.  (Employment)

     Aleli Angela G. Quirino (Intellectual Property)

    • Spotlight Table:

     Francisco Ed. Lim (Banking & Finance)

    • Band 1:

     Victor P. Lazatin (Dispute Resolution)

     Emerico O. De Guzman (Employment)

     Alex Ferdinand S. Fider (Intellectual Property)

    • Band 2:

     Francisco Ed. Lim (Dispute Resolution)

     Ruby Rose J. Yusi (Tax)

     Victor N. De Leon (Intellectual Property)

    • Band 3:

     Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate/M&A)

     Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad (Dispute Resolution)

     Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr. (Dispute Resolution)

    • Band 4:

     Judy Hao (Corporate/M&A)

     Richmond K. Lee (Intellectual Property)

Chambers Global and Chambers & Partners

    • Band 2:​
    • Corporate & Finance
    • Band 3:​
    • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
    • Ranked Lawyers:
    • Senior Statesmen And Eminent Practitioners
      Avelino V. Cruz ( Corporate Finance)
    • Leading Individuals:
    • ​Band 2
      Francisco Ed. Lim ( Corporate & Finance)
    • ​Band 3
      Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate & Finance)
    • ​Band 4
      Judy Hao (Corporate & Finance)

Managing IP

The Legal500 Asia Pacific

    • The Firm has been recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in 11 practice areas:
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
    • Real Estate and Construction
    • Capital Markets
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Immigration
    • Law Firms in Cebu
    • Law Firms in Davao
    • Tax
    • Real Estate & Construction
    • Shipping
    • The Firm has also been recommended in the following 3 practice areas:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
    • Projects and Energy
    • Twelve lawyers were listed in Elite “Leading Lawyers” List in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018’s Guide to Outstanding Lawyers in Asia Pacific.
    • Banking and Finance
      Andre B. Navato, Jr.
    • Capital Markets
      Eusebio V. Tan
      Tadeo F. Hilado
      Judy Hao
    • Corporate and M&A
      Eusebio V. Tan
      Tadeo F. Hilado
      Francisco Ed. Lim
      Judy Hao
    • Dispute Resolution
      Ramon G. Samson
      Victor P. Lazatin
    • Employment
      Emerico O. De Guzman
      Ernesto R. Añasco
      Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid
    • Immigration
      Regina P. Geraldez
    • • Intellectual Property
      Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
    • In the Legal Market Overview, the Legal500 stated, “The legal market remains stable and a range of full-service firms continue to dominate the scene, including Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw), xxx”

IFLR1000

    • Tier 1:
    • Capital Markets
    • Restructuring and Insolvency
    • Tier 2:
    • Banking
    • Project Development
    • M&A
    • Tier 3:
    • Project Finance
    • Highly Regarded Lawyers:
    • ​Banking and Finance
      Eusebio V. Tan
    • Banking and Fianance, Corporate M&A
      Andre B. Navato Jr.
      Joselito M. Bautista
    • Corporate and M&A
      Tadeo F. Hilado
      Brigada S. Aldeguer
      Judy Hao

2017 AWARDS

In 2017, the Firm received several awards from leading legal rating organizations. It was recognized in the legal industry and awarded the following:

2017 Corporate International Magazine Global Award

  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines
  • Labour & Employment Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines

International Global Law Experts Awards

  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines
  • Labour & Employment Law Expert in Philippines

Acquisition International

  • 2017 Dispute Resolution Awards by Acquisition International: Best Business Litigation Firm – Philippines
  • 2017 Business Elite Awards by Acquisition International
  • Most Innovative Law Firm Awards
  • 2017 Global Law Awards – Best For Commercial Law
  • 2017 Legal Awards
    • Firm: ACCRALAW
    • Individual: Judy Hao
  • Best Full-Service Law Firm – Philippines

2017 Global Awards 2017 by Corporate Livewire Awards

  • Banking Law Firm of The Year – Philippines
  • Employment Law Firm of The Year

Asian-Mena Counsel

  • “Commended External Counsel of The Year” in the in-House Community Counsel of The Year Awards
    • “Francis Lim of ACCRA, An Outstanding Attorney With Impressive Credentials”
    • “Patricia Ann Prodigalidad, A Very Responsive Counsel Who Understands Our Business”

The Lawyer International Global Awards – Legal 100

  • Corporate And Special Projects –  Philippines
  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year – Philippines

Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine

  • Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine Continental Advisers 2017: Law Firm of The Year – Philippines

2017 Annual International Awards by Professional Sector Network

  • Employment Law Adviser of The Year – Philippines – Emerico O. De Guzman

Corporate Insider

  • 2017 Business Excellence Awards: Law Firm of The Year – Philippines
  • M&A Insider Awards 2017: Law Firm of The Year – Philippines

Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017

  • Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017: Sector Winner
  • Trademarks Lawyer of The Year
    • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business

  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  • Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year
  • Managing Partner of the Year
    • Emerico O. De Guzman
  • Deal Maker of the Year
    • Francisco Ed. Lim

 

2017 CITATIONS

In addition to the foregoing awards, the Firm and several of its lawyers received the following citations:

Asia IP

  • Firm Ranking For Japan Jurisdiction Tier 1:
    • Trademark Prosecution
    • Trademark Contentious            
    • Patent Prosecution
    • Patent Contentious
    • Copyright

Asia Law Profiles

  • Outstanding Firm For:
    • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Intellectual Property
    • Labour & Employment
  • Highly Recommended For:
    • Banking & Finance
    • Capital Markets
    • Competition & Antitrust
    • Construction & Real Estate
    • Energy & Natural Resources
    • IT, Telco & Media
    • Restructuring & Insolvency
    • Tax
  • Recommended For:
    • Financial Services Regulatory
    • Projects & Infrastructure
  • Leading Lawyers 
    • Capital Markets
      • Judy Hao
    • Construction & Real Estate
      • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Victor P. Lazatin
    • Corporate/M&A
      • Iolanda B. Abella
      • Brigida S. Aldeguer
    • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
      • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad
      • Teodoro L. Regala
      • Gilberto D. Gallos
      • Victor P. Lazatin
    • Labour and Employment
      • Emerico O. De Guzman
    • Intellectual Property
      • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
    • Tax
      • Ruby Rose Y. Yusi
    • Market-Leading Lawyers:
      • Corporate/M&A
        • Tadeo F. Hilado
        • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
        • Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr.
        • Ramon G. Samson
        • Avelino V. Cruz
      • Labour and Employment
        • Emiterio C. Manibog, Jr.

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers & Partners

  • Band 1:
    • Banking & Finance: Capital Markets
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
  • Band 2:
    • Banking & Finance
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
    • Tax
  • Band 3:
    • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
  • Ranked Lawyers:
    • Senior Statesmen:
      • Avelino V. Cruz (Corporate/M&A)
      • Teodoro D. Regala (Corporate/M&A)
      • Marcial G. De La Fuente (Employment)
      • Emitero C. Manibog, Jr. (Employment)
      • Aleli Angela G. Quirino (Intellectual Property)
    • Spotlight Table:
      • Francisco Ed. Lim (Banking & Finance)
    • Band 1:
      • Victor P. Lazatin (Dispute Resolution)
      • Emerico O. De Guzman (Employment)
      • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider (Intellectual Property)
    • Band 2:
      • Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr. (Dispute Resolution)
      • Ruby Rose J. Yusi (Tax)
    • Band 3:
      • Judy Hao (Corporate/M&A)
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate/M&A)
      • Francisco Ed. Lim (Dispute Resolution)
      • Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad (Dispute Resolution)
      • Victor N. De Leon (Intellectual Property)
      • Eusebio V. Tan (Projects)
    • Up And Coming:
      • Richmond K. Lee (Intellectual Property)

Chambers Global and Chambers & Partners

  • Band 2:
    • Corporate & Finance
  • Band 3:
    • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
  • Ranked Lawyers:
    • Senior Statesmen And Eminent Practitioners
      • Avelino V. Cruz (Corporate & Finance)
    • Leading Individuals
      • Band 2:
        • Francisco Ed. Lim (Corporate & Finance)
        • Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate & Finance)
      • Band 3: 
        • Judy Hao (Corporate & Finance)
        • Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate & Finance)
        • Eusebio V. Tan (Projects, Infrastructure & Energy)

Managing IP

  • Tier 1:
    • Copyright
    • Patent
    • Trademark Concentious
    • Trademark Filing & Prosecution
  • Trademark Star:
    • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

The Legal500 Asia Pacific

  • The Firm has been recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in 9 practice areas:
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
    • Real Estate and Construction
    • Capital Markets
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Immigration
    • Law Firms in Cebu
    • Law Firms in Davao
    • Tax
  • The Firm has also been recommended in the following 5 practice areas:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Corporate/ M&A
    • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
    • Projects and Energy
    • Shipping
  • Eleven lawyers were listed in Elite “Leading Lawyers” List in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017’s Guide to Outstanding Lawyers in Asia Pacific.
    • Banking and Finance
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr.
    • Capital Markets
      • Tadeo F. Hilado
    • Corporate and M&A
      • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Judy Hao
      • Tadeo F. Hilado
    • Dispute Resolution
      • Ramon G. Samson
      • Victor P. Lazatin
    • Employment
      • Emerico O. De Guzman
      • Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid
    • Immigration
      • Regina P. Geraldez
    • Intellectual Property
      • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
    • Twenty Three Lawyers were recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 Editorial
      • Banking and Finance
        • Andre B. Navato, Jr.
        • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Capital Markets
        • Eusebio V. Tan
        • Judy Hao
      • Corporate and M&A
        • Eusebio V. Tan
        • Judy Hao
        • Elaine Patricia S. Reyes-Rodolfo
      • Dispute Resolution
        • Ana Lourdes Teresa Arnaldo-Oracion
      • Employment
        • Ernesto R. Añasco
        • Eduardo V. Soleng, Jr.
      • Immigration
        • Regina P. Geraldez
      • Intellectual Property
        • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
      • Law Firms in Cebu
        • Eduardo V. Soleng, Jr.
        • Jefferson M. Marquez
        • Ma Iolanda B. Abella
      • Law Firms in Davao
        • Iolanda B. Abella
        • Myra S. Montecalvo-Quilatan
      • Projects and Energy
        • Eusebio V. Tan
        • Brigida S. Aldeguer
        • Aison Benedict C. Velasco
        • Melissa Angela G. Velarde
      • Real Estate and Construction
        • Josephine Alessandra G. Cochico
        • Ramon G. Samson
      • Shipping
        • Ana Lourdes Teresa Arnaldo-Oracion
        • Arnold M. Corporal
        • Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr.
      • TMT
        • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
        • John Paul M. Gaba
        • Richmond K. Lee
      • Tax
        • Ruby Rose J. Yusi
        • Eric R. Recalde
      • One Lawyer is Listed in “Next Generation Lawyers” List. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017’s Guide to Up-And-Coming Lawyers in Asia Pacific.
        • Intellectual Property
          • Jose Eduardo T. Genilo

IFLR1000

  • Tier 1:
    • Capital Markets
    • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tier 2:
    • Banking
    • Energy & Infrastructure
    • M&A
  • Tier 3:
    • Project Finance
  • Leading Lawyers:
    • Banking
      • Eusebio V. Tan
    • Banking, M&A
      • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr.
      • Joselito M. Bautista
    • M&A
      • Tadeo F. Hilado
      • Judy Hao
    • Project Development, M&A
      • Brigida S. Aldeguer
    • Restructuring & Insolvency
      • Gilberto D. Gallos

Expert Guides

  • Eusebio V. Tan has been nominated by in-House Counsel And Your Peers to appear in The Banking, Finance And Transactional Guide 2017 Guide as one of the Leading Mergers And Acquisitions Practitioners Worldwide

Asian-Mena In-House Community

  • ACCRALAW is among the firms of the year for the following categories:
    • The Most Responsive Firm of the Year Philippines
    • Anti-Trust Competition
    • Compliance/Regulatory
    • Employment
    • Energy and Natural Resources
    • Insurance
    • Intellectual Property
    • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)

2016 AWARDS

The year 2016 has been promising for the Firm as it has been awarded the following:

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016

  • National Firm of The Year – Philippines

2016 Corporate International Magazine Global Award

  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines
  • Banking & Finance Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines
  • Investment Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines
  • Labour & Employment Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines

International Global Law Experts Awards

  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year in The Philippines
  • Labour & Employment Law Expert in Philippines

2016 Offshore Excellence Awards by Acquisition International

  • Best Admiralty & Maritime Law Firm – Philippines
  • Best Cross Border Litigation – Philippines  
  • Best Law Firm Year 2016 –  Philippines
  • Banking Lawyer of The Year – Philippines

2016 Innovation & Excellence Awards by Corporate Livewire Awards:

  • Most Outstanding Law Firm – Philippines
  • Excellence in IP Law – Philippines

M&A Awards 2016

  • Full Service Law Firm of The Year – Philippines

Lawyers Worldwide Awards

  • Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine Innovative Lawyers 2016
    • Eusebio V. Tan
  • Global Leading Lawyers 2016: M&A Law Firm of The Year
  • 2016 Lawyers Worldwide Awards: Law Firm of The Year – Philippines

Asian-Mena Counsel

  • “Commended External Counsel of The Year” in the in-House Community Counsel of The Year Awards
    • Francisco Ed. Lim

Regional Dispute Distinction Awards 2016 by Corporate Vision:

  • The Firm has been named as The Best Dispute Resolution Firm in the Philippines.

The Lawyer International Global Awards – Legal 100

  • Law Firm of The Year – Philippines
  • Corporate and Special Projects –  Philippines

Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine

  • Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine Annual Advisers 2016: Law Firm of The Year – Philippines

 

2016 CITATIONS

Similarly, the Firm is consistently recognized and commended for its outstanding work as it received the following citations for 2016:

Asia IP

  • Trademarks Firm of the Year

Asia Law Profiles

  • Outstanding Firm for:
    • Capital Markets
    • Corporate M&A
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Intellectual Property
    • Labour & Employment
  • Highly Recommended for:
    • Banking & Finance
    • Competition & Antitrust
    • Construction & Real Estate
    • Energy & Natural Resources
    • IT, Telco & Media
    • Project Finance
    • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Recommended for:
    • Financial Services Regulatory
  • The following lawyers of the Firm were cited as Leading Lawyers in their practice areas:
    • Capital Markets
      • Judy Hao
    • Construction & Real Estate
      • Victor P. Lazatin
    • Corporate/M&A
      • Iolanda B. Abella
      • Brigida S. Aldeguer
    • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
      • Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad
      • Teodoro L. Regala
      • Gilberto D. Gallos
      • Victor P. Lazatin
    • Tax
      • Ruby Rose J. Yusi
    • The Market-Leading Lawyers cited were:
      • Capital Markets
        • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Corporate/M&A
        • Tadeo F. Hilado
        • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
        • Avelino V. Cruz
        • Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr.
        • Francisco Ed. Lim
        • Ramon G. Samson
      • Intellectual Property
        • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
      • Labor & Employment
        • Emerico O. De Guzman
        • Emiterio C. Manibog, Jr.

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers & Partners

  • Band 1:
    • Banking & Finance: Capital Markets
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
  • Band 2:
    • Banking & Finance
    • Corporate/M&A: Real Estate
    • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
    • Tax
  • Band 3:
    • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
  • Ranked Lawyers:
    • Senior Statesmen:
      • Avelino V. Cruz (Corporate/M&A)
      • Marcial G. De La Fuente (Employment)
      • Aleli Angela G. Quirino (Intellectual Property)
    • Band 1:
      • Francisco Ed. Lim (Banking & Finance: Capital Markets)
      • Victor P. Lazatin (Dispute Resolution)
      • Emerico O. De Guzman (Employment)
      • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider (Intellectual Property)
    • Band 2:
      • Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr. (Dispute Resolution)
      • Victor P. Lazatin (Dispute Resolution: Arbitration)
      • Ruby Rose J. Yusi (Tax)
    • Band 3:
      • Judy Hao (Corporate/M&A)
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate/M&A)
      • Iolanda B. Abella Corporate/M&A: Real Estate)
      • Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad (Dispute Resolution)
      • Ernesto R. Añasco (Employment)
      • Eusebio V. Tan (Projects, Infrastructure & Energy)
    • Up And Coming:
      • Victor N. De Leon (Intellectual Property)
    • Associate to Watch:
      • Richmond K. Lee (Intellectual Property)

Chambers Global and Chambers & Partners

  • Band 2:
    • Corporate & Finance
  • Band 3:
    • Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
  • Ranked Lawyers
    • Senior Statesmen:
      • Avelino V. Cruz (Corporate & Finance)
    • Band 2:
      • Francisco Ed. Lim (Corporate & Finance)
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr. (Corporate & Finance)
    • Band 3:
      • Judy Hao (Corporate & Finance)
      • Eusebio V. Tan (Projects)

Managing IP

  • Tier 1:
    • Patent Contentious
    • Patent Prosecution
    • Trademark Contentious
    • Copyright
    • Trademark Prosecution

The Legal500 Asia Pacific

  • The Firm has been recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in 8 practice areas:
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
    • Real Estate and Construction
    • Capital Markets
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Immigration
    • Law Firms in Cebu
    • Law Firms in Davao
  • The Firm has also been recommended in the following 6 practice areas:
    • Tax
    • Banking and Finance
    • Corporate/ M&A
    • TMT
    • Projects and Energy
    • Shipping
  • Eleven lawyers were listed in Elite “Leading Lawyers” List in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016’s Guide to Outstanding Lawyers in Asia Pacific.
    • Banking and Finance
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr.
    • Capital Markets
      • Tadeo F. Hilado
    • Corporate and M&A
      • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Judy Hao
      • Tadeo F. Hilado
    • Dispute Resolution
      • Ramon G. Samson
      • Victor P. Lazatin
    • Employment
      • Emerico O. De Guzman
      • Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid
    • Immigration
      • Regina P. Geraldez
    • Intellectual Property
      • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
    • Twenty Lawyers were recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 Editorial
      • Banking and Finance
        • Andre B. Navato, Jr.
        • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Capital Markets
        • Eusebio V. Tan
      • Corporate and M&A
        • Eusebio V. Tan
        • Judy Hao
      • Dispute Resolution
        • Ramon G. Samson
      • Employment
        • Emiterio C. Manibog, Jr.
        • Ernesto R. Añasco
        • Joy Anne Leong-Pambid
      • Immigration
        • Regina P. Geraldez
      • Intellectual Property
        • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
      • Law Firms in Davao
        • Enrique M.O. Diola, Jr.
      • Projects and Energy
        • Eusebio V. Tan
        • Melissa Angela G. Velarde
      • Real Estate and Construction
        • Josephine Alessandra G. Cochico
        • Ramon G. Samson
      • Shipping
        • Ana Lourdes Teresa Arnaldo-Oracion
        • Arnold M. Corporal
        • Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr.
      • TMT
        • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
        • John Paul M. Gaba
        • Jose Eduardo T. Genilo
        • Richmond K. Lee
      • Tax
        • Ruby Rose J. Yusi
        • Eric R. Recalde

Global 100

  • Law Firm of The Year – Asset Recovery – Philippines

ILFR1000

  • Tier 1:
    • Capital Markets
    • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tier 2:
    • Banking
    • Energy & Infrastructure
    • M&A
  • Tier 3:
    • Project Finance
  • Leading Lawyers:
    • Banking
      • Eusebio V. Tan
    • Banking, M&A
      • Francisco Ed. Lim
      • Andre B. Navato, Jr.
      • Joselito M. Bautista
    • M&A
      • Tadeo F. Hilado
      • Judy Hao
    • Project Development, M&A
      • Brigida S. Aldeguer
    • Restructuring & Insolvency
      • Gilberto D. Gallos
    • 2016 Top Tier Firm: Financial and Corporate

WTR1000 – The World Trademark Review

  • “ACCRALAW was cited as a Gold Category Leading Intellectual Property Firm in the Philippines”

Wealth & Finance Intl Magazine

  • Most Outstanding Law Firm of 2016, The Philippines

Asian-Mena Counsel

  • In-House Community Firm of the Year for the following practice areas:
    • Anti-Trust/ Competition
    • Employment
    • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    • Real Estate/ Construction
    • TMT
  • Honourable Mentions in Philippines
    • Corporate and M&A
  • Most Responsive Domestic Firm of The Year Philippines

Investor Review Magazine

  • Leading Law Firm of 2016, The Philippines

IAM Patent 1000

  • Highly Ranked Individuals:
    • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider
    • Richmond K. Lee

2015 Citations

The 2015 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers has identified the following as the most highly acclaimed legal experts in the fields stated:

 

 

For 2015, the Firm was recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 10 practice areas:

  • Capital Markets
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Dispute Resolution – Cebu
  • Dispute Resolution – Davao
  • Employment
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law firms in Cebu
  • Law firms in Davao
  • Real Estate and Construction

The Firm was also recommended in the following 7 practice areas:

  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Projects and Energy
  • Shipping
  • Taxation
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)

 

The following lawyers of the Firm are listed in the elite “Leading lawyers” list of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015’s guide to outstanding lawyers in Asia Pacific:

 

Leading individual – Capital Markets

  • Tadeo F. Hilado

Leading individuals – Corporate and M&A

  • Eusebio V. Tan
  • Francisco Ed Lim
  • Tadeo F. Hilado

Leading individuals – Dispute Resolution

  • Ramon G. Samson
  • Victor P. Lazatin

 

Leading individual – Employment

  • Emerico O. De Guzman

Leading individual – Intellectual Property

  • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

The following lawyers were recommended in The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015 editorial:

 

Aviation

  • Arnold M. Corporal
  • Patricia S. Tysmans-Clemente

Banking and Finance

  • Andre B. Navato
  • Eusebio V. Tan
  • Judy Hao
  • Tadeo F. Hilado

Capital Markets

  • Eusebio V. Tan
  • Francisco Ed. Lim
  • Judy Hao

Corporate and M&A

  • Andre B. Navato
  • Eusebio V. Tan
  • Francisco Ed. Lim
  • Tadeo F. Hilado

Dispute Resolution

  • Oliver L. Pantaleon
  • Ramon G. Samson
  • Victor P. Lazatin

Dispute Resolution – Cebu

  • Iolanda B. Abella
  • Jefferson M. Marquez

Dispute Resolution – Davao

  • Enrique M.O. Diola
  • Glenn C. Aquino

Employment

  • Emerico O. De Guzman
  • Ernesto R. Añasco

Immigration

  • Regina P. Geraldez

Intellectual Property

  • Alex Ferdinand S. Fider

Law Firms in Cebu

  • Iolanda B. Abella
  • Jefferson M. Marquez

Law Firms in Davao

  • Enrique M.O. Diola
  • Iolanda B. Abella

Projects and Energy

  • Brigida S. Aldeguer
  • Eusebio V. Tan

Real Estate and Construction

  • Francisco Ed. Lim

Shipping

  • Arnold M. Corporal

Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)

  • Leland R. Villadolid
  • Victor P. Lazatin

Taxation

  • Ruby J. Yusi

 

The 2015 Asian Legal Business has ranked ACCRALAW as a Tier 1 law firm for the Patent/Trademark/Copyright  in the Intellectual Property category.

 

2014 Awards

In the first quarter of the year, the Firm received several awards from the leading legal rating organizations, and 2014 promises to be a continuation of the Firm’s banner year in 2013.

In 2014, the Firm was recognized by the legal industry and awarded the following:  

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers & Partnersawarded the Firm-
    • “2014 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE – PHILIPPINES LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR”.
    • (This award was also bestowed on the Firm in 2013); 
  • Managing Intellectual Propertynamed the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department
    • IP Starin the 21st edition of the MIP Handbook in Philippines.
    • (In 2013, Managing Intellectual Property awarded ACCRALAW the IP Firm of the Year);
  • Corporate International (Corporate INTL)presented the Firm with several awards –
    • 2014 Franchising Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines;
    • 2014 M&A Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines;
    • 2014 Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines;
    • 2014 Patent Litigation Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines;
  • Acquisition Internationalawarded the Firm-
    • Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year:  Philippines 2014;

2014 Citations

In addition to the foregoing awards, 2014 saw the Firm receivng the following top tier citations:

  • AsiaLaw Profiles Highly Recommendedin the following Practice Areas:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Capital Markets
    • Competition and Antitrust
    • Construction & Real Estate
    • Corporate /M&A
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Energy & Natural Resources
    • Intellectual Property
    • Labor & Employment
    • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Chambers Asia Pacific/Chambers and Partners:
    Band 1
    • Banking and Finance: Capital Markets
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
  • Chambers Global Chambers and Partners
    • ​Band 1 – Corporate/ M&
  • Managing Intellectual Property
    • Patent: Protection & Litigation
    • Trademark: Enforcement & Litigation
    • Copyright: Contentious
  • The Legal500 Asia Pacific
    Tier 1
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Dispute Resolution Cebu
    • Dispute Resolution Davao
    • Employment
    • Immigration
    • Intellectual Property
    • Real Estate and Construction
    • Law Firms in Cebu
    • Law Firms in Davao
  • IFLR1000
    Tier 1
    • Capital Markets
    • Restructuring and Insolvency

2013 Awards

The year 2013 was an excellent year for the Firm.  ACCRALAW received a slew of awards in recognition of the high quality of its legal service:

  • Asian Legal Business (ALB)-
    • Spotlight Firm in the Philippines
  • Asia IP-
    • Top Patent Firm for Patent Prosecution Work and Contentious Patent Work
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Partners 
    • 2013 Awards for Excellence –Philippines Law Firm of the Year
  • Managing Intellectual Property –
    • IP Firm of the Year
  • Corporate International (Corporate INTL)- presented the Firm with an impressive list of awards-
    • M& A Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
    • Client Choice Litigation Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
    • Editors Choice Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
    • Regional Natural Resources Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
    • Employment Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
    • Franchising Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
    • Securities Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
    • White Collar Crime Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
  • Global Law Experts Law Experts Awards –
    • Franchising Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
    • M&A Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
  • Acquisition International –
    • M&A Law Firm of the Year

2013 Citations

  • Asialaw Profiles –
    Highly Recommended in the following Practice Areas-
    • Capital Markets
    • Construction & Real Estate
    • Corporation/M&A
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Intellectual property
    • Labour and Employment
    • Restructuring and Insolvency
    • Shipping, Maritime & Aviation
    • Tax
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers & Partners-
    Band 1 in the following Practice Areas-
    • Banking and Finance
    • Corporate/ M& A
    • Corporate /M & A: Real Estate
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
    • Employment
    • Intellectual Property
  • Chambers Global and Chambers and Partners
    Band 1 – Corporate/ M& A
  • Legal500 Asia Pacific
    Tier 1
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Law Firm in Cebu
    • Law Firm in Davao
    • Dispute Resolution: Cebu
    • Dispute Resolution: Davao
    • Employment
    • Immigration
    • Intellectual Property
    • Real Estate & Construction
  • Global100
    • Corporate and Special Projects – Philippines
  • IFLR1000
    Tier 1 – Restructuring & Insolvency