Publications

Amicus Curiae

23 November 2022 Amicus Curiae

Contracting arrangements in the Philippines: Where are we now?

To recall, under the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) issued Department Order No. 174, series of 2017 (“DoLE DO 174-17”).
16 November 2022 Amicus Curiae

Reassessment of the Nationality Requirements for Renewable Energy (RE) Projects

On 29 September 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) rendered its Opinion No. 21, Series of 2022 (“Opinion”), holding that the 40% foreign equity limitation as provided under the 1987 Constitution should not apply to the exploration, development, and utilization of inexhaustible renewable energy (“RE”) resources.
8 November 2022 Amicus Curiae

R.A. 11765 – Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act

The COVID pandemic has brought forth the unprecedented expansion of digital financial systems. At the height of the pandemic, quarantine measures were at their strictest.
3 November 2022 Amicus Curiae

A Short Primer on the SIM Card Registration Act

The unregulated purchase, use, and deactivation of SIM cards made it difficult for law enforcement agencies to identify and apprehend those who commit wrongdoings with the use of cellular phones.

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.”

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