Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

Philippines

Address:
22/F-26F, ACCRALAW Tower, 2nd Avenue corner 30th Street
Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City
1635 Taguig, Metro Manila
Philippines

+632 830 8000

+ (632) 403-7007; (632) 403-7009


Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Emerico O. de Guzman
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Co-Managing Partner: Ana Lourdes Teresa Arnaldo-Oracion
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 165
Network memberships: 67
Languages: English, Pilipino, Spanish


ACCRALAW, premier Philippine institutional law firm is reputed worldwide for its sterling track record in the practice of law, its responsiveness to client and industry needs, and its excellent handling of diverse, complex business projects and transactions for local and multinational clients, and for landmark litigation cases. Its leadership position, enhanced by its global networks, experience and expertise, makes ACCRALAW truly distinct.

  • Antitrust/Competition 
  • Banking and Finance 
  • Capital Markets / Securities 
  • Construction & Real Estate 
  • Corporate/M&A 
  • Corporate Rehabilitation, Restructuring 
  • Data Privacy 
  • Energy/Oil and Gas/Renewable Energy 
  • Immigration 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Intra Corporate/Proxy Fights/Corporate Take-Overs  
  • Labor and Employment  
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution 
  • Outsourcing Arrangements 
  • Project Finance 
  • Public Private Partnerships 
  • Taxation

Banking and Finance:

Judy Hao – Senior Partner

jhao@accralaw.com

Eusebio V. Tan – Of Counsel

evtan@accralaw.com

Andre B. Navato, Jr. – Partner

abnavatojr@accralaw.com

Joselito M. Bautista – Partner

jmbautista@accralaw.com

Elaine Patricia S. Reyes-Rodolfo – Partner

psr@accralaw.org

Everlene O. Lee – Partner

eolee@accralaw.com

 

Project Finance

Andre B. Navato, Jr. – Partner

abnavatojr@accralaw.com

Elaine Patricia S. Reyes-Rodolfo – Partner

psr@accralaw.org

 

Public Private Partnership

Eusebio V. Tan – Of Counsel

evtan@accralaw.com

Melissa Angela G. Velarde

 – Partner

mgvelarde@accralaw.com

 

Immigration

Maria Khristina Z. Garcia Angel – Partner

kzgarcia@accralaw.com

Napoleon L. Gonzales III – Associate

nlgonzales@accralaw.com

 

Labor and Employment:

Emerico O. De Guzman – Managing Partner

eodeguzman@accralaw.com

Clarence Darrow C. Valdecantos - Partner

ccvaldecantos@accralaw.com

Neptali B. Salvanera – Partner 

nbsalvanera@accralaw.com

Recent transactional highlights:

Immigration:

ACCRALAW represented two Korean nationals in their Petitions for Judicial Naturalization before the trial court and a Spanish national in her Petition for Administrative Naturalization with the Office of the Solicitor General. All Petitioners were successfully naturalized as Filipino citizens.

Labor and Employment:

  • Collective Bargaining Negotiations with Kilusan ng Manggagawang Makabayan (“KMM-Katipunan”) Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation – Table Games Division Chapter (“KMM TGD Chapter”)

ACCRA Labor and Employment Department is currently assisting Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation (City of Dreams) in CBA negotiations with its Union.

  • Unionization and certification election at C-Joy Poultry Meat Production, Inc. (an affiliate company of Cargill, Inc. and Cargill Philippines, Inc.)

The Union of rank-and-file employees of C-Joy filed a petition for certification election seeking to be certified as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent of 1,000 regular company rank-and-file employees. This is crucial and important to the company as, for the first time in its history, this would mean that majority of its employees would be under a bargaining unit and be covered by a collective bargaining agreement. 

ACCRA Labor and Employment Department assisted the company in ensuring that the certification election be clean, honest, orderly, reflective of the true will of the employees, even as the company ensured that the rights of the union are not violated. There were 2 choices in the election, supervised by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – “Union” and “No Union.” The choice “No Union” won overwhelmingly. The Union conceded defeat and committed to cooperate with the company.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Arbitration
  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets / Securities
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Corporate Rehabilitation, Restructuring
  • Data Privacy
  • Energy/Oil and Gas/Renewable Energy
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intra Corporate/Proxy Fights/Corporate Take-Overs 
  • Labor and Employment 
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Outsourcing Arrangements
  • Project Finance
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Taxation

CEBU CITY BRANCH OFFICE

6/F Cebu Holdings Center Building

Cebu Business Park (Ayala)

6000 Cebu City, PHILIPPINES

Tel: (6332) 231-4223

   (6332) 231-1449

Fax No.: (6332) 231-3614

E-mail: accralawcebu@accralaw.com

 

DAVAO CITY BRANCH OFFICE

11/F Pryce Tower,

Pryce Business Park,

J.P. Laurel Avenue

8000 Davao City, PHILIPPINES

Tel: (6382) 224-0996

    (6382) 224-0998

Fax No.: (6382) 224-0983

E-mail: accradavao@accralaw.com