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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)

Founded on 1 May 1972, ACCRALAW is a top-tier law firm with a multidisciplinary team of 125 legal experts, with in-depth knowledge of specialised legal fields, with 43 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 a global network 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. The firm assists the Philippine Congress, Supreme Court of the Philippines, Bankers Association of the Philippines, Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, among others, in the drafting of significant legislation. ACCRALAW’s clientele represents the full spectrum of business and industry, as well as professional organisations and individuals, locally and globally.
Managing Partner: Emerico O de Guzman
Co-Managing Partner: Regina P Geraldez
Number of partners: 53
Number of lawyers: 132
Languages: English, French, Fukien, Mandarin, Pilipino, Spanish, French

Retainer:
47 partners; 132 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: 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:
4 partners; 12 fee-earners based in the Philippines
The intellectual property department (IPD) represents clients in all aspects of IP protection, including registration and post registration, enforcement of IP rights and any litigation involving IP issues. ACCRALAW is the leading Philippine IP law firm. Key Clients: Collective Brands; Hershey’s; British Petroleum (BP); San Miguel; Goldilocks; Bayer AG; Kabushiki Kaisha Hitachi Seishakusho; Samsung Corp.; Tiger Airways Ltd. (Singapore)
Key Contact:
Alex Ferdinand S Fider
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Special Projects:
14 partners; 30 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: Smartmatic International; Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
Key Contact: Eusebio V Tan
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
7 partners; 14 fee-earners based in the Philippines
The labour and employment department of ACCRALAW has established a sterling track record in labour law practice.
Key Clients: P&G Distributing (Phils.) Inc.; Convergys; Phils. Services Corp.; Coca-Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc., Temic Automotive Phils., Inc.,
Key Contact: Ernesto R Anasco
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
18 partners; 40 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: Chevron Philippines Inc.; Citibank, N. A.; Manila Electric Company; Banco de Oro Unibank Inc.; Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Company
Key Contact: Ana Lourdes Teresa A Oracion
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
2 partners; 7 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 Contact: Ruby Rose J Yusi
Email: [email protected]

Immigration:
1 partner; 4 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; Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc; Fujifilm Philippines, Inc.; CTBC (Phils. Corporation)
Key Contact: Regina P Geraldez
Email: [email protected]
Cebu Branch: 3 partners, 15 fee-earners
Davao Branch: 1 partner, 6 fee-earners

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]