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...

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:...