News & Updates

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.

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.

Teodoro D. Regala – In Memoriam

June 4, 2019

It is with profound grief and sadness that the ACCRALAW Family announces the passing of TEODORO D. REGALA, one of the founding partners of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (“ACCRALAW”), on 1 June 2019.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.