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Firm Profile

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

Firm Profile

Taguig

  • ACCRALAW TOWER
  • 2nd Avenue corner
  • 30th Street, Crescent Park West
  • Bonifacio Global City
  • Taguig
  • Metro Manila
  • Philippines
  • 0399

Firm profile submitted by Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

Managing Partner: Emerico O de Guzman
Co-Managing Partner: Regina P Geraldez
Number of partners: 48
Number of lawyers: 152
Languages: English, Philipino, Spanish, French

Contacts:
Cebu Branch:
3 partners, 14 fee-earners
Key Contact: Jefferson M Marquez
Email: [email protected]

Davao Branch: 1 partner, 7 fee-earners
Key Contact: Myra Monecalvo-Quilatan
Email: [email protected]

Founded on 1 May 1972, ACCRALAW is a top-tier law firm with a multidisciplinary team of 155 legal experts, with in-depth knowledge of specialised legal fields, backed by 45 years of experience in Philippine legal practice, with full-service branches in Cebu City and Davao City – thriving commercial and business centres to the south of Metro Manila, linked to global networks of correspondent lawyers, law firms and bar associations. The firm has a track record in handling diverse, significant and complex business projects and joint ventures involving multinational clients, and has handled a great number of landmark litigation cases.

Practice Areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Antitrust
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets; Securities
Construction
Immigration
Infrastructures & Foreign Investments
Intellectual Property
Rights, Registration, Enforcement
Labour & Employment
Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions; Joint Ventures
Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights
Public Private Partnership Arrangements
Taxation
Telecommunications; Media

Head Office: 44 partners, 131 fee-earners
Cebu Branch: 3 partners, 14 fee-earners
Davao Branch: 1 partner, 7 fee-earners

Retainer:
48 partners; 152 fee-earners based in the Philippines
The retainer department provides legal services required by the firm’s general retainer clients in the ordinary course of business, such as consultation and advice, preparation of simple contracts and legal documents, rendering of opinions.
Key Clients: BDO Unibank; Citibank; Standard Chartered Bank; Deutsche Bank; ING Bank; Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation; Manila Electric Company; Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation; San Miguel Corporation; Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.
Key Contact: Josephine Alessandra G Cochico
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
5 partners; 11 fee-earners based in the Philippines
The intellectual property department (IPD) represents clients in all aspects of IP protection, including registration and enforcement of IP rights involving IP issues. ACCRALAW is the leading Philippine IP law firm.
Key Clients: Collective Brands; Hershey’s; The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., British Petroleum (BP); San Miguel; Goldilocks; Bayer AG; Kabushiki Kaisha Hitachi Seishakusho; Samsung Corp
Key Contact: Alex Ferdinand S Fider
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
6 partners; 18 fee-earners based in the Philippines
The labour and employment department of ACCRALAW has established a sterling track record in labour and employment law practice.
Key Clients: P&G Phils, Inc.; Convergys Phils. Services Corp.; Coca-Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc.; PMFTC Inc.; Dunlop Philippines, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A; Chevron Holdings Inc.; Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation; Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation; Boehringer Ingelheim Philippines; ING.; ING Business Shared Services B.V. Branch Office
Key Contact: Ernesto R Añasco
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Special Projects:
13 partners; 32 fee-earners based in the Philippines
The corporate and special projects department performs legal services in connection with the establishment of business enterprises, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance (including project finance), securities issues and energy/utilities projects, among others.
Key Clients: Sumitomo Bank; CVC Capital; ING Bank; Dell; BDO Capital & Investment Corp.; Asahi Glass
Key Contact: Ruby Rose J. Yusi
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
2 partners; 8 fee-earners based in the Philippines
The tax department offers services covering the entire field of national and local taxation, customs and anti-dumping laws.
Key Clients: Bankers Association of the Philippines; AES Corporation; SM Prime Holdings, Inc.; Vestas Services Philippines, Inc.
Key Contact: Eric Recalde
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
15 partners; 57 fee-earners based in the Philippines
The firm is the undisputed leader in Philippine litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It has a deep bench of litigators and ADR practitioners with a consistent and outstanding track record. Of Counsel Victor P Lazatin, is the foremost arbitration lawyer in the Philippines.
Key Clients: CoStar Group, Inc., Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc.; SM Prime Holdings, Inc.; Manila Electric Company; Banco de Oro Unibank Inc.; PLDT Inc.; Chevron Philippines Inc.; Pilipinas Shell; Petron Corp; Standard Chartered Bank; HSBC; Citibank, N.A.; & Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Key Contact: Ana Lourdes Teresa A Oracion
Email: [email protected]

Immigration:
1 partner; 3 fee-earners based in the Philippines
The immigration department represents clients before government agencies involved in defining the terms and conditions of a non-resident’s authorised stay in the Philippines.
Key Clients: S.C. Johnson Philippines ROHQ; Melco (City of Dreams Manila); Fujifilm Philippines, Inc.; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
Key Contact: Regina P Geraldez
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • ACCRALAW TOWER,
  • 2nd Avenue corner,
  • 30th Street, Crescent Park West,
  • Bonifacio Global City,
  • Taguig,
  • Metro Manila
  • Philippines
  • 0399
  • Tel +63 2 830 8000
  • Fax +63 2 403-7007
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.accralaw.com
  • 6/F Cebu Holdings Center,
  • Cebu Business Park (Ayala),
  • Archbp. Reyes Avenue,
  • Cebu City,
  • Central Visayas
  • Philippines
  • 6000
  • Tel +63 32 231 1449
  • Fax +63 32 231 3614
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 11/F Pryce Tower, Pryce Business Park,
  • J.P. Laurel,
  • Bajada,
  • Davao City,
  • Davao Region
  • Philippines
  • 8000
  • Tel +63 82 224 0996
  • Fax +63 82 224 0983
  • Email : [email protected]