News & Updates

ACCRALAW at the Kapatid Mentor ME Programs of DTI-PCE

June 19, 2019

Since 2016, ACCRALAW, through its Davao Branch, has supported the Mentor Micro Entrepreneur (ME) Program of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo.

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FINEX President Eusebio V. Tan

June 14, 2019

Among the Firm’s lawyers who is active in different business organizations is Eusebio V. Tan. Mr. Tan is well-known in the legal and business community, not only as the Firm’s Former Managing Partner, but also as current President of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, Inc. (“FINEX”).

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Strategic Partnerships and Other Business Issues

June 11, 2019

Last May 31, 2019, the 5th General Membership Meeting of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (“DCCCI”) was held.

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ACCRALAW: Asialaw’s Philippines Firm of the Year

June 6, 2019

Last May 30, 2019, different law firms and law practitioners assembled at Island Shangri-la in Hong Kong for the second annual Asialaw Regional Awards. For ACCRALAW, the Firm’s Managing Partner Emerico O. De Guzman and Senior Partner Rowena Garcia-Flores attended.

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In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards ACCRALAW and Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad

June 6, 2019

Last May 30, 2019, In-House Community announced its annual Counsels of the Year Awards. The awards are based on in-house counsel submissions and the decision of an independent panel of judges.

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ACCRALAW Named as Top Tier Firm for Patent, Trade Mark and Copyright by IP STARS 2019

May 28, 2019

ACCRALAW retained its Tier 1 ranking in both Trade Mark and Patent in the 2019 global edition of Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS. IP STARS, published by Euromoney, is the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners, covering more than 70 jurisdictions. Managing IP has been researching and ranking IP firms since 1996.

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Testimonial Dinner for New and Retired Partners

May 13, 2019

The Firm’s Partners had their traditional testimonial dinner last May 6, 2019 at the Grand Salon, Grand Hyatt Manila, in Bonifacio Global City.  They celebrated the admission to the Partnership of Everlene O. Lee (“Ever” and Louie John D. Lood (“John”).  They also honored Regina P. Geraldez (“Gina”) and Ramon G. Samson (“Mon”) who retired from the Partnership last year.

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ASEAN Law Institute Launch headed by Hon. Avelino V. Cruz as Chairman

April 17, 2019

The ASEAN Law Association (ALA) launched the ASEAN Law Institute in Manila on April 13, 2019 (“Institute”). Avelino V. Cruz, one of the Firm’s Founding Partners, was appointed as the Institute’s Chairman.

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Lecture on Emerging Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution

April 7, 2019

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines 17th National Convention of Lawyers was held in the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City from March 27-31, 2019. This annual convention also offered lectures on different topics that are also given Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credits.

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Admission to the Partnership of Ever Lee and John Lood and Other Promotions

April 4, 2019

During the monthly firmwide lawyers’ meeting last March 2, 2019, Managing Partner Emerico (“Rico”) O. De Guzman formally welcomed Everlene O. Lee (“Ever”) and Louie John D. Lood (“John”) to the Partnership.  Rico announced that after the partners’ deliberations, Everlene O. Lee (“Ever”) and Louie John D. Lood (“John”) were admitted as Partners. 

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UP WILOCI’s Eye on 20/20

March 20, 2019

On March 8, 2019, the University of the Philippines Women Lawyers’ Circle (UP WILOCI) hosted a conference entitled “Eye on 20/20: What Philippine Businesses Need to Focus On for 2020” at the UP Bonifacio Global City Auditorium. Among the topics covered was the revised Corporation Code and the Atty. Teresita J. Herbosa, Former Chairperson, Securities and Exchange Commission, discussed the salient points. She was the Firm’s Co-Managing Partner before she joined government.

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Arnold M. Corporal and Jose Eduardo T. Genilo Elected to IBP Chapters

February 28, 2019

Last February 23, 2019, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (“IBP”) held simultaneous local elections for the Executive Officers and Directors of each chapter. The newly elected officers will serve during the 2019 to 2021 term. The IBP is the national organization of lawyers in the Philippines and the only mandatory bar association for Filipino […]

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Opening of The Consulate-General of Japan In Davao

February 15, 2019

On February 10, 2019, upon the invitation of Consul General Yoshiaki Miwa, the Firm’s lawyers from its Davao Branch led by Myra S. Montecalvo-Quilatan attended the opening ceremony of the Consulate-General of Japan in Davao City. It was held at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City.

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ACCRALAW ranked as a Top Tier Firm for 2019 by The Legal 500

January 22, 2019

The Legal 500 ranked ACCRALAW as a Top Tier Firm in major practice areas in the Philippines for 2019: Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Real Estate and Construction, Shipping, and Tax. ACCRALAW’s branch offices in Cebu and Davao were also recognized as Top Tier. The award-giving body […]

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IBP-QC’s Lecture Series

January 19, 2019

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Quezon City Chapter conducted a series of lectures for their members who are required to render legal aid services under Bar Matter No. 2012.  Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista, one of the Firm’s Partners and also a Professorial Lecturer of the University of the Philippines College of Law, was the resource speaker.

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Working from Home

January 18, 2019

By Eusebio V. Tan On December 20, 2018, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11165, otherwise known as the “Telecommuting Act,” which declares that it is a policy of the state “to affirm labor as a primary social economic force. To this end, it shall protect the rights of workers and […]

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The Responsible Use of Social Media

January 16, 2019

Last 15 January 2019, the Firm’s Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista gave a talk to students of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School at the Sylvia P. Lina Theatre, DLSZ Alabang Campus entitled “The Use of Social Media: A Legal Perspective”.

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Asian Legal Business’ Philippine Law Firm of the Year

October 29, 2018

ACCRALAW was awarded by Asian Legal Business as the Law Firm of the Year during its black-tie gala dinner last 26 October 2018 at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-la in Makati City. ACCRALAW was also awarded as Litigation Law Firm of the Year, Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year and Intellectual […]

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The Firm Welcomes, Regis V. Puno, as Of Counsel.

September 28, 2018

The Firm welcomes, Regis V. Puno, as Of Counsel. He received his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1985 and his Master of Laws Degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1987. He was a former Senior Partner of Puno and Puno Law Offices. He was also […]

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ACCRALAW Lawyers Ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

September 12, 2018

Chambers Asia Pacific recently announced that lawyers of ACCRALAW were ranked in its 2019 publication. Lawyers from the Firm’s different practice departments were identified to be leaders in their fields. From the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, Victor P. Lazatin, and Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad were cited. From the Corporate and Special Projects Department, Teodoro D. […]

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ACCRALAW – A Top Tier Firm for 2018 by The Legal 500

December 7, 2017

For 2018, ACCRALAW was ranked by The Legal 500 as a Top Tier Firm in major practice areas in the Philippines: Capital Markets, Corporate Merger & Acquisition, Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property, Real Estate & Construction, Shipping, Tax and Immigration. ACCRALAW’s branch offices in Cebu and Davao were also recognized as Top Tier. […]

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Significant Legal Developments Affecting Business

September 28, 2016

On 26 September 2016, ACCRALAW in cooperation with BusinessWorld, Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX), Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SHAREPHIL) and Manila Bulletin, held the ACCRALAW Business Law Forum at the Mayuree Ballroom of the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City. It was a full day of […]

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