Teresita J. Herbosa Re-Joins ACCRALAW

Teresita J. Herbosa, former Chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), re-joins ACCRALAW as Of Counsel. During her term from April 2011 to June 2018 as SEC Chairperson, she introduced and implemented reforms to improve the efficiencies in the SEC....

JP Gaba’s Lecture on Data Privacy

Our Firm’s John Paul M. Gaba, Partner of the Intellectual Property Department, delivered a lecture on the Philippine Data Privacy Act (“DPA”) before the officers and members of NEW Network for Enterprising Women last 8 July 2019 held in Makati City....

FINEX President Eusebio V. Tan

Among the Firm’s lawyers who is active in different business organizations is Eusebio V. Tan. Mr. Tan is well-known in the legal and business community, not only as the Firm’s Former Managing Partner, but also as current President of the Financial Executives Institute...

Strategic Partnerships and Other Business Issues

Last May 31, 2019, the 5th General Membership Meeting of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (“DCCCI”) was held. At that membership meeting, the Firm’s Eusebio V. Tan, Of Counsel and Former Managing Partner, gave a talk on “Engaging in Strategic...

ACCRALAW: Asialaw’s Philippines Firm of the Year

Last May 30, 2019, different law firms and law practitioners assembled at Island Shangri-la in Hong Kong for the second annual Asialaw Regional Awards. For ACCRALAW, the Firm’s Managing Partner Emerico O. De Guzman and Senior Partner Rowena Garcia-Flores attended....

Teodoro D. Regala – In Memoriam

It is with profound grief and sadness that the ACCRALAW Family announces the passing of TEODORO D. REGALA, one of the founding partners of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (“ACCRALAW”), on 1 June 2019. Mr. Regala, together with the late Senator...

Testimonial Dinner for New and Retired Partners

The Firm’s Partners had their traditional testimonial dinner last May 6, 2019 at the Grand Salon, Grand Hyatt Manila, in Bonifacio Global City.  They celebrated the admission to the Partnership of Everlene O. Lee (“Ever”) and Louie John D. Lood (“John”).  They also...

UP WILOCI’s Eye on 20/20

On March 8, 2019, the University of the Philippines Women Lawyers’ Circle (UP WILOCI) hosted a conference entitled “Eye on 20/20: What Philippine Businesses Need to Focus On for 2020” at the UP Bonifacio Global City Auditorium. Among the topics covered was the revised...

Opening of The Consulate-General of Japan In Davao

On February 10, 2019, upon the invitation of Consul General Yoshiaki Miwa, the Firm’s lawyers from its Davao Branch led by Myra S. Montecalvo-Quilatan attended the opening ceremony of the Consulate-General of Japan in Davao City. It was held at the Waterfront Insular...

IBP-QC’s Lecture Series

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Quezon City Chapter conducted a series of lectures for their members who are required to render legal aid services under Bar Matter No. 2012.  Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista, one of the Firm’s Partners and also a Professorial...

Working from Home

By Eusebio V. Tan On December 20, 2018, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11165, otherwise known as the “Telecommuting Act,” which declares that it is a policy of the state “to affirm labor as a primary social economic force. To this end,...

The Responsible Use of Social Media

Last 15 January 2019, the Firm’s Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista gave a talk to students of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School at the Sylvia P. Lina Theatre, DLSZ Alabang Campus entitled “The Use of Social Media: A Legal Perspective”. It was part of the school’s iThink:...

The Firm Welcomes, Regis V. Puno, as Of Counsel.

The Firm welcomes, Regis V. Puno, as Of Counsel. He received his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1985 and his Master of Laws Degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1987. He was a former Senior Partner of...

Jefferson M. Marquez gives Labor Law Updates

Jefferson M. Marquez is a Senior Partner of ACCRALAW. He currently heads the Firm’s Cebu Branch. His field of expertise is Labor and Employment. To address the needs of clients, Mr. Marquez gives talks on labor law updates. To date, he has given various lectures on...

ACCRALAW Davao Branch Held its Legal Forum

ACCRALAW Davao Branch held its Legal Forum for clients last 21 June 2018 at the SEDA Hotel. The Forum was attended by clients representing a wide range of industries from banking, business process outsourcing, construction, hospitals, real estate, to agri-business....

ACCRALAW’s Successful Defense of Torre De Manila

ACCRALAW successfully argued before the Supreme Court en banc a case of first impression in the Philippines. In a landmark case involving the question of whether there is any rule or law that prohibits or restricts the construction within the “sight line” of a...

Philippine Competition Act and IRR

ACCRALAW participated in the recently concluded conference attended by in-house counsels in the region. The Asian Legal Business In House Summit was held on 20 April 2017 at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore. Stephen George S.D. Aquino gave a talk on the salient features...

ACCRALAW Cebu Branch Legal Forum

On March 10, 2017, ACCRALAW’s Cebu Branch held its annual legal forum in partnership with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI). It was attended by representatives from various business sectors including invited guests from CCCI, the MEPZ-Human Resources...

Significant Legal Developments Affecting Business

On 26 September 2016, ACCRALAW in cooperation with BusinessWorld, Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX), Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SHAREPHIL) and Manila Bulletin, held the...

Estate Planning

On 4 August 2016, Eric R. Recalde, a Partner of the Firm’s Tax Department, shared his expertise on Estate Planning. He was invited as the Guest of Honor and Speaker at the Rotary Club of Makati Central RI District 3830’s meeting held at the Manila Polo Club. Mr....

ACCRALAW Davao’s 3rd Legal Forum

The Firm’s Davao Branch celebrates its 20th Anniversary. In commemoration of its founding, it held its 3rd Legal Forum last 29 July 2016 at the Jade Room of the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City. Relevant topics were discussed by the Firm’s Partners. Patricia Ann T....

ACCRALAW Davao Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

The Firm’s Davao Branch celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a cocktail reception at the Grand Ballroom of Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City last 29 July 2016. The event was a time for revelry, thanksgiving and strengthening the bonds established by the Firm’s Davao...

Deal-Making Trends

Last 1 March 2016, Andre B. Navato, Jr., a partner with the Firm’s Corporate and Special Projects Department was invited to speak at a seminar hosted by Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance in Singapore. He gave his insights on the trends and developments on...

Tax Lectures in July

Eric R. Recalde is one of the Firm’s key partners in the Tax Department. He is often invited to speak on relevant tax issues. On 13 July 2016, during the CECOPHIL General Membership Meeting, he delivered a lecture on Tax Issues for Professionals and Consultants. Also,...

ACCRALAW Admits Four New Partners

Atty. Emerico O. De Guzman and Atty. Regina Padilla Geraldez, who were recently re-elected ACCRALAW Managing Partner and Co-Managing Partner, respectively, announced that the law firm of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz (ACCRALAW) admitted four lawyers to the...

Six New Senior Partners for ACCRALAW

The law firm of Angara Abello Conception Regala and Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) announced the promotion of six Partners to the position of Senior Partner: Rowena L. Garcia-Flores (Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department), Jefferson M. Marquez (Resident Partner,...