Publications

Amicus Curiae

2 April 2024 Amicus Curiae

Establishment of Joint Ventures for Purposes of Undertaking Public-Private Partnership Projects

The significant and indispensable role of the private sector in the delivery of high-quality infrastructure and basic services to the public has long been recognized. Pursuant to its Build-Better-More Program, the Philippine government aims to focus on establishing infrastructure projects which are critical to the country’s development.
1 April 2024 Amicus Curiae

Beyond and within borders: PHL’s participation in the BEPS Inclusive Framework may need reconsidering

As digital technologies evolve and reshape the global economy, they pose increasingly complex taxation challenges. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) seeks to address these tax challenges through the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) 2.0 project, the Two-Pillar Approach: Pillar One (re-allocation of taxing rights) and Pillar Two (global minimum taxation).
31 March 2024 Amicus Curiae

A New Tool to Aid the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the E-Commerce Space

From 1 January to 1 December 2023, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) seized over P24.36 billion pesos worth of smuggled counterfeit foods, up from P20 billion in the previous year.
4 March 2024 Amicus Curiae

Reform in the visa application process

On 31 January 2024, the Bureau of Immigration (“BI”) issued Immigration Memorandum Circular No. 2024-002 (“Memorandum Circular”) which establishes a Visa Processing Center (VPC) and provides for its procedure for visa application processing.

Points of Law

31 May 2018 Point of Law

Portrait of a statesman

On May 13, 2018, the nation mourned the loss of one of the greatest statesmen to have served the country: Sen. Edgardo J. Angara.
25 May 2018 Point of Law

Legal robots

In the past, it was thought that only simple jobs could be replaced by technology. However, with the onset of artificial intelligence (AI), even work which requires legal analysis is about to face stiff competition.
3 May 2018 Point of Law

Right to travel

After years of uncertainty, the Supreme Court (SC) finally laid to rest whether the Department of Justice, through its chief, may issue hold departure orders (HDOs) and watchlist orders (“WLOs”) to prevent people under investigation from leaving the country.
19 April 2018 Point of Law

Whatever happened to ‘My Husband’s Lover’ bill?

With the recent progress of House Bills 6027 and 6595, more popularly known as the divorce bill and same-sex marriage bill, respectively, proponents say the Philippines is set to finally join the ranks of countries that have modernized their laws on marriage and family relations.

Others

30 August 2023 Others

ACCRALAW Chapter in International Comparative Legal Guide on Technology Sourcing for 2023

ACCRALAW has recently authored the Philippine chapter of the third edition of the “International Comparative Legal Guide (“ICLG”) – Technology Sourcing 2023,” published by the Global Legal Group (“GLG”). The chapter, which may be referred to by legal practitioners all over the world, includes significant pointers on how Philippine laws on procurement, dispute resolution, intellectual […]
2 August 2023 Others

ACCRALAW contributes to Chambers Expert Focus

ACCRALAW Partner Neptali B. Salvanera authored a Chambers Expert Focus piece entitled Probationary Employment in the Philippines: A Comprehensive Overview”.
25 July 2022 Others

Global Legal Group’s International Comparative Legal Guide on Technology Sourcing 2022

ACCRALAW contributed the Philippine chapter of the Second Edition of the “International Comparative Legal Guide – Technology Sourcing 2022”.
8 July 2021 Others

The Legal 500’s 2021 Country Comparative Guide for Litigation

ACCRALAW contributed to the Legal 500’s 2021 Country Comparative Guide for Litigation. The Guide provided an overview of the rules of procedure governing commercial litigation in the Philippines, the enforcement of foreign judgments, collective redress mechanisms, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial litigation.

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