George S.D. Aquino’s Remedial Law Bar Lectures

George S.D. Aquino, Partner of the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, recently recorded his Pre-bar Lectures on Criminal Procedure for the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Ateneo Law) Online Bar Review Program. The lecture was made...

ACCRALAW’s Apprenticeship Program for 2021

ACCRALAW offers an apprenticeship program to top and promising law students from leading law schools. In 2021, ACCRALAW opened its doors to 28 law students from the University of the Philippines College of Law and the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. During...

Eric Recalde’s Talk on the PEACe Bonds

ACCRALAW offers a formal training program for its young lawyers. The Quality Circle, the committee tasked to implement the Firm’s training program, organizes monthly seminars on different topics of interest. Last 21 September 2021, Partner Eric R. Recalde lectured on...

ACCRALAW’s A-Listed Lawyers

The Asia Business Law Journal published The A List, which is its list of the Philippines’ Top 100 Lawyers. Included in this list are the following ACCRALAW lawyers: Avelino V. Cruz Emerico O. De Guzman Alex Ferdinand S. Fider Judy Hao Victor P. Lazatin Francisco Ed....

A Bar Methods Lecture for New Recruits

To date, ACCRALAW has hired 45 associates who are scheduled to join the Firm after they take the 2020/2021 Bar Examinations.  The Firm’s Managing Partner, Emerico O. De Guzman, Co-Managing Partner, Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad, and Hiring Partner, Ana Teresa Lourdes...

Chambers Employment 2021 Global Practice Guide

ACCRALAW contributed the Philippine chapter of Chambers Global Practice Guide on Employment Law. Emerico O. De Guzman, Clarence Darrow C. Valdecantos, Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid, and Gilyen Ezra Marie L. Li wrote the chapter. They discussed the important changes in...

In Memoriam – Jefferson M. Marquez

ACCRALAW mourns the untimely demise of Jefferson M. Marquez, Senior Partner of ACCRALAW and Resident Partner of the Firm’s Cebu Branch. Jeff was a leading labor and employment law practitioner and commended by the different business organizations in Cebu such as the...

Eric R. Recalde’s Article on False Returns

ACCRALAW Partner and Head of the Tax Department Eric R. Recalde recently authored an article on prescriptive periods under the National Internal Revenue Code of the Philippines, various fraud penalties, and the concept of false returns. His article, entitled A Case of...

ALB’s Client Choice Lawyers for 2021

Asian Legal Business (ALB) recognized ACCRALAW Partners Clarence Darrow C. Valdecantos and Erwin Jay V. Filio among the Philippines’ Client Choice Lawyers for 2021. The recognition was given to “top lawyers in the country when it comes to client service.” ALB sought...

Remembering Teddy Regala

Teodoro D. Regala, Sr., one of the five founders of ACCRALAW, was known to bring that high-octane energy to meetings or to just about any gathering. He is passionate about law and trivia, which speaks volumes of his many interests.   Ted, or Teddy as he is known to...

The Days of SEJA

We pay tribute to Senator Edgardo J. Angara, one of the founders of our Firm, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW). He died on 13 May 2018. Ed, to his friends, or SEJA as he was fondly called in the Senate, is best remembered for being a...

ACCRALAW Tops WTR 1000 Rankings

ACCRALAW topped the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000’s rankings of trademark lawyers in the Philippines. WTR 1000 observed that the Firm “boasts some of the most experienced practitioners in jurisdiction”. The Firm’s Intellectual Property Department serves many...

ACCRALAW Promotes 9 Senior Associates

ACCRALAW recently announced the promotion of nine (9) Associates to Senior Associates. They are Kate Aubrey G. Hojilla, Aileen Charisse P. Cruz, Leia Clarissa Veronica R. Veracruz, Gilyen Ezra Marie L. Li, Paulo N. Rabanal, Mara Kristina O. Recto, Paula P. Plaza,...

Jessa G. Wong-Cantano Admitted as Partner

ACCRALAW recently announced the admission to the partnership of Jessa G. Wong-Cantano. Ms. Wong-Cantano obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2003 from Ateneo De Davao University. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the same university in 2008. She...

CanCham’s Business Briefing on the CREATE Bill

ACCRALAW’s Of Counsel Eusebio V. Tan participated at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines’ (CanCham) Business Briefing on the CREATE Bill. CREATE is the acronym for the bill entitled “Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises”. The seminar...

2021 ICC Arbitration Rules National Launch

The 2021 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules National Launch was held virtually last 27 January 2021. The event was organized by ICC Philippines. Significant revisions to the ICC Arbitration Rules were discussed. An overview was given by ICC...

Francisco Ed. Lim’s Senior Legal Counsel Role

Effective 1 January 2021 this year, Francisco Ed. Lim who retired as Senior Partner, assumed the role of Senior Legal Counsel in the Firm. Mr. Lim has contributed to the Firm’s growth in different practice areas, such as Capital Markets and Bankruptcy, Insolvency and...