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.
ACCRALAW contributed the chapter on the Philippines in the recent Comparative Guide on Litigation of The Legal 500.
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.
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.
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 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.
In the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, ACCRALAW was described as a “market leader with capability in handling a vast range of complex and high-value disputes.” It also added that “[t]he Firm has a strong track record acting on high-profile commercial litigation employment and regulatory disputes as well as international arbitration”.
ACCRALAW Partner George S.D. Aquino conducted an online lecture to discuss the amendments to the Rules on Evidence on 30 April 2020, in view of the recently issued A.M. No. 19-08-15-SC, or the 2019 Revised Rules on Evidence. The webinar was hosted by the Makati City Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) in partnership with Quisumbing Torres.
Eusebio V. Tan has been conferred with “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” by the Government of Japan. According to a statement from the Embassy of Japan, this recognition is awarded to “those who have made distinguished achievement in international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, advancements in their field, development in welfare or preservation of the environment.” Mr. Tan’s “valuable contribution to strengthening the economic relations between Japan and the Philippines” was recognized.