Publications

Amicus Curiae

9 August 2022 Amicus Curiae

Public Participation in Reclamation Projects

As of April 1, 2022, the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) has recorded 180 pending reclamation projects across the country.
3 August 2022 Amicus Curiae

Regulating your Online Carts

During President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s first State of the Nation Address on July 25, he requested Congress to enact a legislative measure to regulate internet commercial activities to ensure that the rights of consumers who engage in online transactions are protected.
21 July 2022 Amicus Curiae

Employer’s flexible work options

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, employers were constrained to adopt alternative work arrangements to continue business operations while preserving their workforce.
20 July 2022 Amicus Curiae

Filling the Gaps in Corporate Fiduciary Duties

It is the legal obligation of every corporate officer or director to protect the best interests of the corporation. As agent entrusted with the management of the corporation, he is expected to observe the utmost level of good faith.

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

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.
3 May 2021 Others

The Legal 500 Comparative Guide on Public Procurement

Written in question and answer format, the Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide on Public Procurement provides an overview of public procurement procedures in various jurisdictions worldwide. The Firm’s Melissa G. Velarde, Maria Angeline L. Tayag, Michael Ryan Natividad, and Zyra Frances P. Aquilizan co-authored the Philippine chapter of the Guide.
6 April 2021 Others

APAC at a Glance: COVID-Related Restrictions

ACCRALAW contributed the responses for the Philippines to Littler’s quick guide on the applicable COVID-19 restrictions in the Asia-Pacific region. Its guide is entitled “Littler’s APAC At a Glance: COVID-Related Restrictions”. The summary aims to “provide multinational employers with a quick reference of new COVID-related developments.”