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.
Our newly hired associates successfully hurdled the 2019 Bar Examinations.
The I.T. & Business Process Association of the Philippines, Inc. (IBPAP) is hosting a webinar entitled “Wading Through DOLE and PEZA Regulations Amidst the Lockdown” for its members on 27 April 2020 at 2:30 – 4:00 pm.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue issued Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 7-2020 pursuant to Section 4(z) of the Republic Act No. 11469, otherwise known as “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act” (RA No. 11469). The RR was promulgated as a temporary emergency measure to provide relief to taxpayers who are unable to submit, file and/or pay the necessary documents and/or taxes required under the Tax Code.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific has ranked ACCRALAW as a top-tier firm in eight (8) practice areas for 2020: Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Real Estate and Construction, and Tax. The Firm’s branch offices in Cebu and Davao were likewise recognized as Top-Tier.
ACCRALAW received 11 awards from Asia Business Law Journal’s Philippines Law Firm Awards.
Last 5 December 2019, the Firm hosted a friendly golf tournament for its lawyers, clients and friends. It was held at the Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City.
As in the past, ACCRA Cup was well-attended by the Firm’s lawyers. Among the avid golfers in the Firm are Avelino V. Cruz, Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr., Francisco Ed. Lim, Arnold M. Corporal and Joselito M. Bautista. Friends from SGV & Co. also attended.
For the second consecutive year, Asian Legal Business (ALB) awarded ACCRALAW as the Philippine Law Firm of the Year. ALB announced the awardees during the 4th Annual ALB Philippine Law Awards held at Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City.