News & Updates

The International Comparative Legal Guide on Outsourcing

July 21, 2020

ACCRALAW contributed the Philippine chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) on Outsourcing for 2020. Written in question and answer format, ACCRALAW Managing Partner Emerico O. De Guzman and Partner Neptali B. Salvanera provided an overview of the regulatory framework, legal structure, and common terms of an outsourcing agreement.

Value Added Tax Under the TRAIN Law

June 25, 2020

On 23 June 2020, ACCRALAW Senior Associate Karen Andrea D. Torres gave a talk on the VAT System under the TRAIN Law, specifically on the Enhanced VAT Refund System at The Second Tax Specialists’ Conference organized by Indu Inferentia Management Consultancy and IAM Training Services.

Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad Among Benchmark Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Women In Litigation

June 22, 2020

Following a rigorous selection process, Benchmark Litigation recognized ACCRALAW Senior Partner Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad as among the Top 100 women who have “earned their place amongst the leading female litigators” in the Asia-Pacific. The award-giving publication gave this distinction to those who have participated in “some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history.”

SIAC Webinar on Interim Measures in International Arbitration

June 19, 2020

The Community Quarantine imposed by the Philippine government to stem the transmission of COVID-19 has resulted in economic pressures that precipitated the rising need of Filipino parties in international arbitration to obtain interim measures or emergency relief aimed at, among others, maintaining the status quo and preserving assets or evidence. Recognizing the importance of understanding issues, strategies and considerations in seeking interim or emergency relief, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) organized a webinar entitled “COVID-19 Special: Strategies for Seeking Interim Measures in International Arbitration”, which was held last 18 June 2020.

The Legal 500 Litigation Country Comparative Guide

June 10, 2020

ACCRALAW contributed the chapter on the Philippines in the recent Comparative Guide on Litigation of The Legal 500.

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Legal Profession

May 22, 2020

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Southern Luzon Region (SLR) organized a webinar entitled “The Legal Profession in the midst of COVID-19” held last 21 May 2020. Over 350 participants attended.

Among the panelists was ACCRALAW’s Arnold M. Corporal, a Partner of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Mr. Corporal is also the President of the IBP Makati Chapter.

Victor P. Lazatin and Emerico O. de Guzman Recognized as Asia Pacific Legal 500 Hall of Famers

May 12, 2020

ACCRALAW Of Counsel Victor P. Lazatin and Senior Partner Emerico O. de Guzman were inducted into The Legal 500’s inaugural Asia Pacific Hall of Fame.

To be part of The Legal 500’s Asia Pacific Hall of Fame is indeed a distinct recognition. It reflects not only on the individual’s achievements but of the Firm’s ability to serve its clients with expert and skilled practitioners.

Effects of ECQ on Lease Contracts

May 8, 2020

Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines, Inc. (JLL) organized a webinar entitled “COVID-19 Pandemic: The effects of the ECQ on office lease contracts” last 7 May 2020. It was attended by over 100 participants.

Coventus’ Perspective on Proposed Economic Reforms

May 7, 2020

Coventus Leadership is a digital platform that caters to business leaders and lawyers. On 7 May 2020, Coventus Leadership published an article entitled “End to Philippine Lockdown clears path to economic reforms” which was written by Andrew Kemp.