News & Updates

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.

Leland Villadolid Speaks at the National Data Privacy Conference

May 24, 2019

Our Firm’s Leland R. Villadolid Jr., Senior Partner of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department, participated as Speaker at the Industry Breakout Sessions sponsored by the National Privacy Commission during the National Data Privacy Conference – Privacy Awareness Week 2019.

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.

Arnold M. Corporal and Jose Eduardo T. Genilo Elected to IBP Chapters

February 28, 2019

Last February 23, 2019, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (“IBP”) held simultaneous local elections for the Executive Officers and Directors of each chapter. The newly elected officers will serve during the 2019 to 2021 term. The IBP is the national organization of lawyers in the Philippines and the only mandatory bar association for Filipino […]

Opening of The Consulate-General of Japan In Davao

February 15, 2019

On February 10, 2019, upon the invitation of Consul General Yoshiaki Miwa, the Firm’s lawyers from its Davao Branch led by Myra S. Montecalvo-Quilatan attended the opening ceremony of the Consulate-General of Japan in Davao City. It was held at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City.