Fundamentals of Criminal Procedure

Like other educational institutions, the University of the Philippines Law Center migrated its Paralegal Training Program online. Partner Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista is one of the program’s lecturers. Ms. Bautista’s training module provides an introduction to...

REIT Law and Other Laws

Last 17 December 2020, Partner Eric R. Recalde conducted an online talk on REIT Law, Bayanihan Laws, and CREATE Bill for one of the Firm’s long-standing clients, First Metro Investment Corporation. The virtual session was attended by investment bankers who were eager...

ACCRALAW’s Rankings by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021

Chambers Asia-Pacific recently released its 2021 rankings of leading law firms and lawyers in the region. ACCRALAW is honored that Chambers Asia-Pacific continues to recognize ACCRALAW’s outstanding status in various practice areas. ACCRALAW was ranked as a Band 1...

Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants

Eric R. Recalde was a speaker at the Metro Manila Ethics & Leadership Summit Joint Quarterly Membership Meeting and Professional Fair organized by the Philippine Institute of Public Accountants (“PICPA”). The event’s theme was “Traversing the New Landscape with...

Chrysilla Carissa Bautista Elected to the PBA

The Philippine Bar Association (“PBA”) is the oldest voluntary national organization of lawyers in the Philippines. It was established in 1891. Among its members are lawyers of the Firm. In the recently concluded elections of the Board of Trustees for 2020 – 2021, the...

Regis V. Puno Selected as Real Estate Law Expert

Real Estate Law Experts named Regis V. Puno, ACCRALAW Of Counsel, as the expert for this field in the Philippines. Real Estate Law Experts is an international guide that lists leading real estate law practitioners in more than 30 jurisdictions. Mr. Puno was selected...

Forensic Engineering and Litigation

Upon the invitation of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Engineering, ACCRALAW Senior Partner Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad and Partner Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista joined the panel on “Forensic Engineering and Litigation”. Ms. Prodigalidad and Ms....

ACCRALAW is ALB’s Philippine Law Firm of the Year

On 20 November 2020, Asian Legal Business (ALB) held its 5th Annual Philippine Law Awards virtually. ACCRALAW was awarded Philippine Law Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year. Despite the challenges faced by the legal and business sectors due to the current...

Deal-making During a Pandemic

ACCRALAW Partner Andre B. Navato was one of the resource speakers at the webinar entitled, “Deal-making in a Pandemic: An Update from Asia” held last 22 October 2020. Mr. Navato shared his insights on how to navigate around the challenges brought about by the pandemic...

Patent Master Class

ACCRALAW Partner Jose Eduardo T. Genilo delivered a lecture on Patent Drafting for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Philippine Council for Agriculture and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARD) Patent Master Class last 10 to 14 August 2020....

John Paul M. Gaba Featured in IP Asia for Coding

In IP Asia’s article entitled “The coding lawyer decoded” published last 30 September 2020, ACCRALAW Partner John Paul M. Gaba was identified among the lawyers who have adapted to technological trends for the legal practice. What started as his early fascination in...

ACCRALAW Lawyers Among the Top 100 Lawyers

The Asia Business Law Journal recognized eight (8) lawyers from ACCRALAW among the top 100 lawyers of the Philippines. The list is based on “extensive research conducted and nominations received from in-house counsel based in the country and elsewhere, as well as...

The Chambers International Arbitration 2020 Guide

ACCRALAW contributed the Philippine chapter of the Chambers International Arbitration Guide for 2020. The guide provides “expert legal commentary on tribunals, preliminary and interim relief, collection and submission of evidence, confidentiality, types of remedies,...

Cybersecurity in a Work From Home Setup

Enrique F. Nitura, a Senior Associate of the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, was one of the speakers in the webinar entitled “The Future of Work From Home in Cybersecurity: Explained”. The webinar was part of the Technical Briefing Thursdays...

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...