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News & Updates

May 15, 2018

The Firm mourns the untimely passing of former Senator Edgardo J. Angara, one of ACCRALAW's Founding Partners. He died at the age of 83. Ed, as he was fondly called, founded ACCRALAW in 1972 together with Teodoro D. Regala, Jose C. Concepcion, Avelino V. Cruz and the late Manuel G. Abello. With transcendental idealism and uncompromising leadership, the Founding Partners led the Firm into...Read more

May 10, 2018

ACCRALAW garnered the highest number of lawyers endorsed as Leading Lawyers and Market-Leading Lawyers in several practice areas by Asialaw for 2018. For Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Asialaw recognized Avelino V.Cruz, Victor P. Lazatin, Luis A. Vera Cruz, Jr., Francisco Ed. Lim, Ramon G. Samson, Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad, Gilbert D. Gallos and Teodoro L. Regala, Jr. as Leading Lawyers...Read more

January 04, 2018

For the year 2017, the Asian-Mena In-House Community cited ACCRALAW as firm of the year for the following categories: (1) The Most Responsive Firm of the Year Philippines; (2) Anti-Trust Competition; (3) Compliance/Regulatory; (4) Employment; (5) Energy and Natural Resources; (6) Insurance; (7) Intellectual Property; (8) Litigation and Dispute Resolution and (9) Telecommunications Media &...Read more

January 03, 2018

Several partners of ACCRALAW were among Chambers Asia Pacific 2018’s Ranked Lawyers. Avelino V. Cruz and Teodoro D. Regala, both Founding Partners, were recognized as senior statesmen for Corporate/Merger and Acquisition (M&A). Also, Marcial G. De La Fuente and Emitero C. Manibog, Jr., both Of Counsel, were for recognized as senior statements for Employment practice. For Intellectual...Read more

December 07, 2017

For 2018, ACCRALAW was ranked by The Legal 500 as a Top Tier Firm in major practice areas in the Philippines: Capital Markets, Corporate Merger & Acquisition, Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property, Real Estate & Construction, Shipping, Tax and Immigration.  ACCRALAW's branch offices in Cebu and Davao were also recognized as Top Tier. The Firm was also...Read more

October 10, 2017

In recognition of its continued commitment to excellence in law practice, ACCRALAW received multiple awards from Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business.  ACCRALAW was awarded the Litigation Law Firm of the Year and the Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year.  Emerico O. De Guzman, the Managing Partner of ACCRALAW, was awarded the Managing Partner of the Year and Francis Ed Lim, a...Read more

September 19, 2017

The 2017 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers identified seventeen (17) ACCRALAW lawyers as outstanding private practice legal professionals in their respective practice areas.  For Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Avelino V.Cruz, Victor P. Lazatin, Luis A. Vera Cruz,Jr., Francisco Ed. Lim, Ramon G. Samson, Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad, Gilbert D. Gallos and Teodoro L. Regala, Jr.were...Read more

May 09, 2017

ACCRALAW successfully argued before the Supreme Court en banc a case of first impression in the Philippines.   In a landmark case involving the question of whether there is any rule or law that prohibits or restricts the construction within the “sight line” of a national monument, ACCRALAW’s team of lawyers participated in the oral arguments.  The team was composed of Victor P....Read more

April 25, 2017

ACCRALAW participated in the recently concluded conference attended by in-house counsels in the region.  The Asian Legal Business In House Summit was held on 20 April 2017 at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore.  Stephen George S.D. Aquino gave a talk on the salient features of the Philippine Competition Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.  He discussed the effect of this...Read more

March 20, 2017

On March 10, 2017, ACCRALAW’s Cebu Branch held its annual legal forum in partnership with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI). It was attended by representatives from various business sectors including invited guests from CCCI, the MEPZ-Human Resources Association, Inc. led by its President, Ms. Mabel Abella and the People Management Association Cebu, Inc., led by its Vice-...Read more

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