Value Added Tax Under the TRAIN Law

On 23 June 2020, ACCRALAW Senior Associate Karen Andrea D. Torres gave a talk on the VAT System under the TRAIN Law, specifically on the Enhanced VAT Refund System at The Second Tax Specialists’ Conference organized by Indu Inferentia Management Consultancy and IAM...

The Legal 500 Litigation Country Comparative Guide

ACCRALAW contributed the chapter on the Philippines in the recent Comparative Guide on Litigation of The Legal 500.  Lawyers from its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, namely, Ramon G. Samson, George S.D. Aquino, Antonio Bonifacio C. Reynes, Angelmhina D....

Effects of ECQ on Lease Contracts

Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines, Inc. (JLL) organized a webinar entitled “COVID-19 Pandemic: The effects of the ECQ on office lease contracts” last 7 May 2020. It was attended by over 100 participants. The legal issue of whether the government’s declaration of Enhanced...

Coventus’ Perspective on Proposed Economic Reforms

Coventus Leadership is a digital platform that caters to business leaders and lawyers. On 7 May 2020, Coventus Leadership published an article entitled “End to Philippine Lockdown clears path to economic reforms” which was written by Andrew Kemp. Mr. Kemp wrote about...

ACCRALAW’s Benchmark Litigation Rankings

In the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, ACCRALAW was described as a “market leader with capability in handling a vast range of complex and high-value disputes.” It also added that “[t]he Firm has a strong track record acting on high-profile...

Eusebio V. Tan Awarded by the Japanese Government

(His Excellency Ambassador Koji Haneda and ACCRALAW’s Eusebio V. Tan) Eusebio V. Tan has been conferred with “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” by the Government of Japan. According to a statement from the Embassy of Japan, this recognition is...

ACCRALAW Associates Pass the 2019 Bar Examinations

Our newly hired associates successfully hurdled the 2019 Bar Examinations. They are: Chrissete C. Agustin Samantha D. Andales Jessica Sharla G. Bustamante Johanna Celine Mari A. Chan Arvin Paolo D. Cortez Franzine F. Foronda Tristan Jeremy S. Hao Mervin C. Ignacio...

IBPAP’s Webinar on DOLE and PEZA Regulations

The I.T. & Business Process Association of the Philippines, Inc. (IBPAP) is hosting a webinar entitled “Wading Through DOLE and PEZA Regulations Amidst the Lockdown” for its members on 27 April 2020 at 2:30 – 4:00 pm.  The Department of Labor and Employment will...

Tax Advisory on Extension of Deadlines

The Bureau of Internal Revenue issued Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 7-2020 pursuant to Section 4(z) of the Republic Act No. 11469, otherwise known as “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act” (RA No. 11469). The RR was promulgated as a temporary emergency measure to provide...

ACCRA Cup 2019

Last 5 December 2019, the Firm hosted a friendly golf tournament for its lawyers, clients and friends. It was held at the Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City. As in the past, ACCRA Cup was well-attended by the Firm’s lawyers. Among the avid golfers in...

Meritas Asia Forum 2019

Meritas, a global alliance of law firms worldwide, held a forum last 14 November 2019 at Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. It was participated in by its member law firms in Asia, Australia, US and Europe, including ACCRALAW, and the...

Francis Lim is MAP President for 2020

ACCRALAW’s Senior Partner Francisco Ed. Lim has been chosen to lead the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) as its President for 2020. He serves as the 71st President since MAP’s founding in 1950. MAP is an association of over 10,000 management...

IFLR1000 Recognizes ACCRALAW in 2020 Rankings

ACCRALAW has been recognized by IFLR1000 as a leading law firm in the Philippines for 2020. The Firm was recognized as a Tier 1 firm in the following practice areas: Capital Markets (Debt), Capital Markets (Equity), and Restructuring and Insolvency; a Tier 2 Firm in...

The Revised Corporation Code

Eric R. Recalde and Teresita J. Herbosa during the ACCRALAW Business Forum 2019 Capping the ACCRALAW Business Law Forum held last 4 October 2019 was the launching of the book, “The Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines: Its Theories and Applications”. It was...

ACCRALAW 2019 Business Law Forum

The Firm recently conducted its annual business law forum for its clients and friends. As described by Managing Partner Emerico O. De Guzman, “This forum is a regular initiative of ACCRALAW to tackle relevant legal issues and provide significant legal developments...

Data Breach and Security Incidents

Among the data privacy and protection lawyers in the Firm is John Paul M. Gaba. He is a Partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department. He joined the recently concluded “Power in Protection”: Data Privacy & Cyber Security Summit 2019 of the...

Pre-Bar Lectures by George S.D. Aquino

On 23 – 27 September 2019, the Firm’s George S.D. Aquino conducted pre-bar lectures at the Ateneo de Manila School of Law (Ateneo Law) on the topics of Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure.  Mr. Aquino has been a pre-bar lecturer on Remedial Law at the Ateneo...

ACCRALAW Cebu’s Business Forum

(click image to see more photos) Spearheaded by Jefferson M. Marquez, the Senior Partner of the Firm’s Cebu Branch, the Firm held its annual Business Law Forum at the City Sports Club Cebu last 25 September 2019. The forum was attended by the Firm’s clients...

ASEAN Fintech Ecosystem Benchmarking Study

ACCRALAW lawyers Christopher Louie D. Ocampo and Paula P. Plaza co-authored the ASEAN Fintech Ecosystem Benchmarking Study. This study was jointly produced by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, the Asian Development Bank...

Data Privacy Act Explained

Our Firm’s John Paul M. Gaba, a Partner of the Intellectual Property Department, delivered a lecture on the Data Privacy Act (DPA) before the officers and members of Rotary Club of Cosmopolitan Cubao District 3780 last 19 September 2019 held in Quezon City. Mr. Gaba...

ACCRALAW’s Ranking by Asialaw Profiles

In the Asialaw Profiles 2020 rankings, ACCRALAW was identified among the leading law firms in the Philippines. Also, the Firm was recognized as Outstanding in the following Practice areas: Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, and Labor and...

Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

John Paul M. Gaba, a Partner of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department, delivered a lecture on the “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age & the Philippine Data Privacy Act “during the 21st National Convention of the Metropolitan & City Judges...

Jose Eduardo T. Genilo’s Patent Law Lecture

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) and the Taiwan Patent Attorneys’ Associate organized the “Seminar on IP Landscape in New Southbound Countries”. It was held last 27 to 29 August 2019 at the International Conference Hall, Tsai Lecture Hall, College of...

JP Gaba’s Data Privacy Act PHILJA Lecture

Data privacy and protection is one of the fields of specialization of our Firm’s John Paul M. Gaba. He is a Partner of the Intellectual Property Department and a Member of the PHILJA’s Corps of Professors. He is also a Regular Member of PHILJA’s...

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,...