Publications

Amicus Curiae

7 February 2024 Amicus Curiae

Optimizing Business Recovery with Court-Mandated Guidelines for Notification in Financial Rehabilitation Proceedings

Business organizations, like any other ventures, are not immune to the complexities of economic downturns that may be brought about by volatile market conditions, shifting consumer preferences, or unforeseen global events.
31 January 2024 Amicus Curiae

Internet Transactions Act and Philippine E-commerce

The Philippine e-commerce market is experiencing continuous growth. E-commerce sales are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nine percent (9%). Against this backdrop, Republic Act No. 11967, or the Internet Transactions Act of 2023 (“ITA”) was signed into law last December 5, 2023.
17 January 2024 Amicus Curiae

The Ease of Paying Taxes Act — a boon or a bane? 

Congress has enacted another piece of legislation meant to boost business in the country. It promotes fairness and modernization of tax administration. Will the Ease of Paying Taxes Act truly ease the burden of paying taxes?
12 January 2024 Amicus Curiae

Navigating the Privacy Landscape: A Closer Look at Consent Guidelines in the Philippines

The Philippines places a significant emphasis on privacy and consent, rooted in constitutional rights. In Ople v. Torres, the Supreme Court expressly recognized the right to privacy as a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution, identifying in the process several constitutional provisions that protect different facets of such right.

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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