News & Updates

December 12, 2018

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) organized a luncheon meeting with the Public-Private Partnership Center Undersecretary Ferdinand A. Pecson last 8 November 2018 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. The Firm’s Melissa Angela G. Velarde, who herself is up to date with the developments involving government contracts and public private partnerships, moderated the event.  It...Read more

November 27, 2018

The Firm’s Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid regularly gives talks on important updates on labor laws.    Ms. Leong shared her insights to HR practitioners during IAM Training Services’ First and Second HR Compliance Conferences held on 19 to 20 June 2018 and 25 to 26 September 2018 at SMX Aura Convention Center. At both conferences, she delivered her talk entitled “Updates on...Read more

November 19, 2018

IFLR1000 is a publication on financial and corporate services.  As stated in its website, its rankings are based on independent research carried out by its journalists.  Recently, IFLR1000 released its 2019 rankings and ACCRALAW’s practices in the fields of Capital Markets and Restructuring and Insolvency was recognized as Tier 1. For the areas of Banking, Project Development, and...Read more

November 19, 2018

  ACCRALAW is among the Intellectual Property law firms in the Asia-Pacific region recently awarded by ASIA IP Awards.  The Firm’s Trademark Practice was recognized after a survey of more than 50,000 in-house counsel was conducted.  ASIA IP Awards held its awarding ceremony last 16 November 2018 at Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport in New Delhi, India....Read more

November 19, 2018

In-House Community and Meritas co-hosted The Personal Data Protection Forum – Laws and Effects on Businesses Worldwide held last 15 November 2018 at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre in Hong Kong.  Chrysilla Carissa P. Bautista, a Partner of ACCRALAW, shared her insights on personal data protection, breach prevention and crisis management. She...Read more

November 19, 2018

Judy Hao, the Firm’s Head of the Corporate and Special Projects Department, joined the panel on “Changes, Trends and Opportunities in the Philippine Investment Environment”. It was held last 14 November 2018 at Shangri-la at the Fort, Taguig City.  Ms. Hao joined Sergio Edeza, Senior Vice President and Head of Treasury of San Miguel Corporation, Macel H. Fernandez-Estavillo, Senior Vice...Read more

October 29, 2018

ACCRALAW was awarded by Asian Legal Business as the Law Firm of the Year during its black-tie gala dinner last 26 October 2018 at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-la in Makati City.  ACCRALAW was also awarded as Litigation Law Firm of the Year, Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year and Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year.  Also, ACCRALAW acted as counsel for the...Read more

September 28, 2018

The Firm welcomes, Regis V. Puno, as Of Counsel. He received his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1985 and his Master of Laws Degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1987. He was a former Senior Partner of Puno and Puno Law Offices. He was also a former Undersecretary of the Department of Justice. He is currently a...Read more

September 12, 2018

Chambers Asia Pacific recently announced that lawyers of ACCRALAW were ranked in its 2019 publication.  Lawyers from the Firm’s different practice departments were identified to be leaders in their fields. From the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, Victor P. Lazatin, and Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad were cited. From the Corporate and Special Projects Department, Teodoro D....Read more

August 14, 2018

Jefferson M. Marquez is a Senior Partner of ACCRALAW. He currently heads the Firm’s Cebu Branch. His field of expertise is Labor and Employment.  To address the needs of clients, Mr. Marquez gives talks on labor law updates.  To date, he has given various lectures on Executive Order No. 51 and other developments on labor-only contracting.   He gave a talk entitled “Essentials...Read more