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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: 44
Languages: English, Filipino

Firm Overview:
Founded in May 1972, ACCRALAW is a top-tier firm with a multidisciplinary team of 162 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 centres 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 organisations and individuals, locally and globally.

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

Main Areas of Practice:

44 partners; 162 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 of opinions.
Key Clients: Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation; Manila Electric Company; Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation; San Miguel Corporation; PLDT, 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 registration and enforcement of IP rights. ACCRALAW is a leading Philippine IP law firm.
Key Clients: Collective Brands; Hershey’s; The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., British Petroleum (BP); San Miguel; Philippines Daily Inquirer; Bayer AG; Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.,; F. Hoffman-LaRoche AG LP
Contact: Alex Ferdinand S Fider
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
5 partners; 21 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 FEMSA Philippines, Inc., Procter & Gamble Phils., Inc., JP Morgan PGCS; Suzuki Philippines, Inc. LizardBear Tasking, Inc., and Wells Fargo EGS
Contact: Clarence Darrow C Valdecantos
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Special Projects:
16 partners and of counsels; 31 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.; First Metro Investment Corporation; Manila Electric Company; SMMT-TM 2016, Inc.; SM Prime Holdings, Inc.; China First Highway Engineering Company Ltd.; House of Investments
Contact: Judy Hao
Email: [email protected]

2 partners; 12 fee-earners
The tax department offers services covering the entire field of national and local taxation, customs and trade laws.
Key Clients: Procter & Gamble Philippines, Inc.; Asahi Glass Company, Ltd.; Light Rail Manila Corporation; Rappler, Inc.; SM Prime Holdings; Hershey Group of Companies; Smartmatic Philippines affiliates, and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Contact: Eric R Recalde
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
16 partners; 64 fee-earners
The firm is a key player 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, including the highly regarded Of Counsel Victor P Lazatin, who is the former President of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center Inc. (PDRCI).
Key Clients: CoStar Group, Inc., SM Prime Holdings, Inc.; Manila Electric Company; Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company; Banco de Oro Unibank Inc.; PLDT Inc.; Chevron Philippines Inc.; Pilipinas Shell; and Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.
Contact: Salvador L. Peña
Email: slpeñ[email protected]

1 partner; 3 fee-earners
The Immigration Department provides legal representation before government agencies involved in defining the terms and conditions of a foreign national’s authorised stay in the Philippines, including petitions for administrative and judicial naturalisation, recognition, retention and reacquisition of Philippine citizenship.
Key Clients: S.C. Johnson Philippines ROHQ; ING Business Shared Services B.V. Branch Office; LizardBear Tasking, Inc., Melco Resorts Leisure Corporation (City of Dreams Manila); Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
Contact: Maria Kristina Z. Garcia – Angel
Email: [email protected]

Cebu Branch:
4 partners, 18 fee-earners
Contact: Jefferson M Marquez
Email: [email protected]

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