Practice Areas

From simple and daily requirements to sophisticated and complex matters, ACCRALAW renders legal advice to clients.  The Firm's clients benefit from the different practice departments in getting a legal, holistic and creative solution to its concerns.  The Firm's lawyers are involved in different professional and industry organizations that bolster their specialization in different practice areas.

Practice Departments

Offering timely, creative and strategic legal solutions matched with cost-efficient administration and expert handling of clients' requirements.

Seven practice departments are servicing ACCRALAW’s local and international clientele which represents the full spectrum of business and industry, offering timely, creative and strategic legal solutions matched with cost-efficient administration and expert handling of clients’ requirements.

The practice groups are a fusion of experienced legal minds – professionals who are knowledgeable and well-rounded in all aspects of Philippine law and well-versed in the dynamics of the industries and sectors in which clients operate.

History

ACCRALAW was founded in 1972, out of the shared vision of its five founding partners to establish an institutional law firm based on the highest standards of legal competence.

The Firm was initially conceived by Edgardo J. Angara and Manuel G. Abello+, who had known each other since their student days at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law.  In a landscape then dominated by larger and more established firms primarily designed to serve multinational corporations, Angara and Abello saw an emerging and dynamic generation of local enterprises and individuals whose legal requirements were not being prioritized and adequately addressed.  They saw this as an opportunity to establish a law firm which would focus on this new group and provide exceptional legal advice and expertise.

Teodoro D. Regala and Jose C. Concepcion, former classmates at the University of the Philippines College of Law, soon joined Angara and Abello and with the arrival of Avelino V. Cruz, Angara's classmate at the University of Michigan Law School and an alumnus of the San Beda College of Law, the Firm’s founding partners were complete.

Corporate Social Responsibility

ACCRA believes that in addition to providing excellent legal services to its clients, it also has a corporate social responsibility to fulfill in the different institutions and communities it operates. 

The Firm renders pro bono work for indigent clients in coordination with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.  

To hone the skills and develop the expertise of its lawyers, ACCRALAW, through the ACCRALAW Foundation, Inc. and ACCRALAW Scholarship Foundation, Inc., has awarded scholarship grants to its lawyers to pursue post-graduate legal studies in prominent universities abroad.  To date, a significant number of its lawyers have pursued their Master of Laws from Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Michigan and Cornell University in the United States and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom through the generous financial grant from the Firm's Foundation.

Offices

In March 2010, ACCRALAW relocated its Head Office from Makati City to Taguig City, in the modern, premier business district of Bonifacio Global City.  The Head Office at ACCRALAW Tower provides unparalleled full service practice with primary concentrations on business, labor, litigation, tax and intellectual property as well as other non-business related practices such as electoral, constitutional and family law.