Amicus Curiae

19 September 2023 Amicus Curiae

Departure Rules for Filipinos Exiting the Philippines

Since travel restrictions have been lifted, our airports have been bustling with travelers heading to various destinations around the world for purposes of tourism, business, or employment, among others.
15 September 2023 Amicus Curiae

Addressing Counterfeiting

Just last month, representatives from the Enforcement Office of the Philippine Intellectual Property Office (“IPOPHL”) met with representatives of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, a trade and investment promotion organization funded and operated by the South Korean government.
4 September 2023 Amicus Curiae

Taxation in the Digital Age: Where are We Now?

The problems brought by the digital economy are not just faced by our country but shared globally, and it is said to undermine the fairness and integrity of tax systems around the world. Bilateral and multilateral treaties are being considered to prevent these tax leakages, while other countries have decided to impose unilateral measures.
28 August 2023 Amicus Curiae

DMW’s promise of greener pastures for landbased OFWs

Republic Act No. 11641 created the Department of Migrant Workers (“DMW” or “Department”), which has the mandate to regulate the recruitment, employment, and deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers (“OFWs”), among others.

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.


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.
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.

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