News and Updates

26 May 2023

ACCRALAW as Joint Lead Underwriters and Joint Bookrunners’ Counsel inSM Prime Holdings, Inc. Php33.3B Bond Issuance

ACCRALAW acted as counsel to the Joint Lead Underwriters and Joint Bookrunners, BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, China Bank Capital Corporation, BPI Capital Corporation, East West Banking Corporation, First Metro Investment Corporation, RCBC Capital Corporation, and SB Capital Investment Corporation in connection with the issuance by SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (“SM Prime”) of Php33.3 Billion Peso-denominated Series S, T, and U fixed rate bonds.
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15 May 2023

Judy Hao Named Regional Leading Lawyer of the Year

ACCRALAW’s Senior Partner Judy Hao was awarded by The Legal 500 as the Regional Leading Lawyer of the Year at its recent Southeast Asia Awards 2023. The awarding ceremony was a black-tie event held at The Pan Pacific Singapore last 11 May 2023.
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12 May 2023

ACCRALAW Announces 35 Selected Interns for 2023

ACCRALAW announces the selection of the following law students to participate in its Internship Program for 2023
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4 May 2023

ACCRALAW Participates at IBP Makati’s Legal Aid Clinic

ACCRALAW participated in the IBP Makati City Chapter’s Free Legal Aid Clinic. Last 3 May 2023, ACCRALAW Associates Sittie Namraidah L. Ali, Aloysius Francis M. Bresnan, Aleli Joyce H. Bucu, and Nepomuceno M. Mendoza III advised Makati City residents on different concerns from contract issues to criminal cases.
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24 April 2023

ACCRALAW acted as Sole Global Coordinator, Lead Manager and Bookrunner’s Philippine Counsel for DDPC Worldwide’s US$20 Million Guaranteed Notes Issuance

ACCRALAW acted as Philippine counsel for the Sole Global Coordinator, Lead Manager and Bookrunner, UBS AG Singapore Branch, in connection with the US$20 Million 7.25% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2025 issued by DDPC Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (the “Issuer”) on 28 March 2023 and guaranteed by DoubleDragon Corporation.
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20 April 2023

ACCRALAW Of Counsel Teresita J. Herbosa appointed as Commercial Law examiner for the 2022 Bar Examinations

ACCRALAW Of Counsel Teresita J. Herbosa was among the examiners appointed for the Commercial Law core subject, along with Atty. Jose Perpetuo M. Lotilla and Prof. Maria Zarah R. Villanueva, following the Supreme Court’s three-examiner policy.
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13 April 2023

ACCRALAW Lawyers in Who’s Who Legal for 2023

Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Southeast Asia Report for 2023 recognized the following ACCRALAW lawyers in their respective fields of specialization.
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12 April 2023

ACCRALAW posts a 100% passing rate in the 2022 Bar Examinations

A total of twenty-one (21) ACCRALAW Associates took and successfully hurdled the 2022 Bar Examinations held last 9, 13, 16, and 20 November 2022.
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11 April 2023

ACCRALAW acts as counsel to the Joint Lead Underwriters for the Upson International Corp. Initial Public Offering

ACCRALAW acted as legal counsel to the Issue Manager and Bookrunner, and Joint Lead Underwriters for the initial public offering (IPO) of Upson International Corp. (UPSON). UPSON raised PHP1.65 Billion from the sale of its primary shares and listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange last 3 April 2023.
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29 March 2023

Localization and Cross-Border Data Transfers: Asia Update

With businesses heavily reliant on data, particularly, personal information of customers and employees alike, it is important to be guided on the applicable rules on data privacy and protection. Also, data storage, sharing, and transfer are no longer domestic affairs. Thus, a webinar on cross-border data transfers was timely.
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