On 23 – 27 September 2019, the Firm’s George S.D. Aquino conducted pre-bar lectures at the Ateneo de Manila School of Law (Ateneo Law) on the topics of Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure.
Spearheaded by Jefferson M. Marquez, the Senior Partner of the Firm’s Cebu Branch, the Firm held its annual Business Law Forum at the City Sports Club Cebu last 25 September 2019. The forum was attended by the Firm’s clients representing different industries as well as law students from the University of San Carlos (USC).
ACCRALAW lawyers Christopher Louie D. Ocampo and Paula P. Plaza co-authored the ASEAN Fintech Ecosystem Benchmarking Study. This study was jointly produced by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, the Asian Development Bank Institute and FinTechSpace.
Our Firm’s John Paul M. Gaba, a Partner of the Intellectual Property Department, delivered a lecture on the Data Privacy Act (DPA) before the officers and members of Rotary Club of Cosmopolitan Cubao District 3780 last 19 September 2019 held in Quezon City.
ACCRALAW was awarded during Benchmark Litigation’s Asia-Pacific Awards for 2019 as the Law Firm of the Year for the Philippines. The Firm’s Senior Partner Francisco Ed. Lim was also awarded as Lawyer of the Year for the Philippines.
In the Asialaw Profiles 2020 rankings, ACCRALAW was identified among the leading law firms in the Philippines.
John Paul M. Gaba, a Partner of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department, delivered a lecture on the “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age & the Philippine Data Privacy Act “during the 21st National Convention of the Metropolitan & City Judges Association of the Philippines (“METCJAP”) in Dumaguete City last 12 September 2019.
On 5 September 2019, a team representing the Firm’s Labor and Employment Department consisting of Emerico O. de Guzman, Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid, and Franchesca Abigail C. Gesmundo shared their insights during the panel discussion entitled “Significant Updates in Labor Law” during the 2019 In-House Congress.
John Paul M. Gaba, is one of the Partners of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department. On 4 September 2019, Mr. Gaba delivered a lecture on “Copyright & the Public Domain” during the World Intellectual Property Organization – IPO Philippines Summer School on IP held at the IPO Philippines’ main office in Taguig City.