This content is provided by Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW).

Managing Partner: Emerico O de Guzman
Co-Managing Partner: Ana Lourdes Teresa A Oracion
Number of partners (including of counsels): 56
Languages: English, Filipino

Firm Overview:
Founded in May 1972, ACCRALAW is a top-tier firm with a multidisciplinary team of 163 legal experts, with in-depth knowledge of specialised legal fields. The firm has full-service branches in Cebu City and Davao City — thriving commercial and business centers to the south of Metro Manila, and has links to global networks of lawyers, 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. ACCRALAW’s clientele represents the full spectrum of business and industry, as well as professional organizations and individuals, locally and globally.

Firm Contacts
Managing Partner: Emerico O de Guzman
Email: [email protected]
Co-Managing Partner: Ana Lourdes Teresa A Oracion
Email: [email protected]

Practice Areas:
■ Domestic & International Arbitration
■ Alternative Dispute Resolution
■ Antitrust & Competition
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets; Securities
■ Construction & Real Estate
■ Immigration
■ Infrastructures & Foreign Investments
■ IP Rights, Registration, Enforcement
■ Labour & Employment
■ Litigation
■ Mergers & Acquisitions; Joint Ventures
■ Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights Public Private Partnership Arrangements
■ Taxation
■ Telecommunications, Media, Data Privacy

Main Areas of Practice:

44 partners; 163 fee-earners
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 opinions.
Key Clients: Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation; Manila Electric Company; Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation; Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.; Coca-Cola Beverages Phils., Inc.
Contact: Josephine Alessandra G Cochico
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
5 partners; 13 fee-earners
The intellectual property department (IPD) represents clients in all aspects of IP rights protection and management, including registra¬tion and enforcement of IP rights. ACCRALAW is the leading Philippine IP law firm.
Key Clients: Bayer AG, BP plc, CoStar Group, Estée Lauder, Asian Honda, Jardine Matheson, Kenneth Cole, Nikon, Roche, San Miguel Group of Companies, and Hershey’s
Contact: Alex Ferdinand S Fider
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
6 partners; 20 fee-earners
The labour and employment department has established a sterling track record in both advisory and employment related litigation work.
Key Clients: Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc., Procter & Gamble Phils., Inc., Suzuki Philippines, Inc. LizardBear Tasking, Inc., JP Morgan Chase, Chevron Philippines Inc., Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., Uber Philippines Centre of Excellence LLC, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Phils.), Inc., PMFTC Inc., and AGC, Inc.
Contact: Clarence Darrow C Valdecantos
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Special Projects:
16 partners; 32 fee-earners
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: AGC, Inc.; BDO Capital and Investment Corp.; Unilever Philippines, Inc.; Rappler, Inc.; Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited; China First Highway Engineering Company Ltd.; First Metro Investment Corporation; ING Bank N.V. Manila Branch; Manila Electric Company
Contact: Judy Hao
Email: [email protected]

3 partners; 10 fee-earners
The tax department offers services covering the entire field of national and local taxation, customs and trade laws.
Key Clients: Asahi Glass Company Ltd., Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Beiersdorf, Hershey Group of Companies, Light Rail Manila Corporation, Procter & Gamble, Rappler, Inc., Smartmatic Philippines affiliates and SM Prime Holdings, Inc.
Contact: Eric R Recalde
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
16 partners; 59 fee-earners
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., SM Prime Holdings, Inc.; Manila Electric Company; Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company; Banco de Oro Unibank Inc.; PLDT Inc.; Chevron Philippines Inc.; Pilipinas Shell; and Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.
Contact: Salvador L. Peña
Email: [email protected]

1 partner; 4 fee-earners The immigration department provides legal representation before government agencies involved in defining the terms and conditions of a foreign national’s authorized stay in the Philippines, including petitions for administrative and judicial naturalization, recognition, retention and reacquisition of Philippine citizenship.
Key Clients: LizardBear Tasking, Inc.; ING Bank N.V.; Melco Resorts Leisure Corp. (City of Dreams); Teleperformance Philippines; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.; General Motors Global Services Philippines, Inc.; BF Jade E-Services Philippines (Zalora)
Contact: Maria Khristina Z. Garcia-Angel
Email: [email protected]

Cebu Branch:
4 partners, 19 fee-earners
Contact: Jefferson M Marquez
Email: [email protected]

Davao Branch:
1 partner, 8 fee-earners
Contact: Myra S Motecalvo-Quilatan
Email: [email protected]


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