Last 21 September 2021, Partner Eric R. Recalde lectured on “The Legacy of PEACe Bonds.” He highlighted the terms of their issuance, the incidents leading to the dispute, and the impact of the Supreme Court decision not only in banking and financial transactions but also on the remedies of questioning tax issuances.
The Asia Business Law Journal conducted its research on the Philippines’ leading law practitioners. Its research included interviews with different in-house counsel and Philippine-focused international law firms.
To date, ACCRALAW has hired 45 associates who are scheduled to join the Firm after they take the 2020/2021 Bar Examinations.
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.
ACCRALAW mourns the untimely demise of Jefferson M. Marquez, Senior Partner of ACCRALAW and Resident Partner of the Firm’s Cebu Branch.
Benchmark Asia-Pacific recognized ACCRALAW Senior Partner and Co-Managing Partner Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad among its Top 100 Women in Litigation for 2021. This recognition is given to top women litigators who have participated in “some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history as well as by earning the hard-won respect of their peers and clients.”
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.
ACCRALAW’s trademark and patent law practice gain another recognition from IP STARS. ACCRALAW has been ranked as a Tier 1 Firm for Trade Mark and Patent 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 recommendations from clients, including in-house counsel and business decision makers.
In the latest issue of Lawyer Monthly magazine, ACCRALAW Partner Jose Eduardo T. Genilo wrote about the findings of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in its recent Technology Trends 2021 report. The WIPO found significant growth in assistive technology and patent filing activity in Asia.