Law firms in Davao in Philippines

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw), which has had a presence in Davao for over 20 years, has  a strong track record of advising both individuals and companies on a broad range of issues. Dispute resolution is an area of particular specialism and the group advises extensively on criminal and civil cases. On the non-contentious side, the team handles employment, corporate, tax and intellectual property issues. Myra Montecalvo-Quilatan and senior partner Maria Iolanda Abella lead the Davao practice; the former has a diverse and wide-ranging practice covering dispute resolution, corporate, tax and real estate, while the latter specialises in large M&A transactions.

Work highlights

  • Advised a multinational company on defending a claim for illegal dismissal.
  • Acted for a private individual in a criminal case for grave slander/oral defamation.
  • Advised a hotel chain on the compliance of its existing business processes with Philippines data privacy law.

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's Davao branch is instructed by commercial entities and private individuals to handle dispute resolution, labour and employment as well as corporate issues. The contentious practice is notable for handling civil and criminal cases, and regularly advises on the enforcement of arbitral awards and property rights. On the corporate side, the group assists multiple large local companies with various regulatory compliance issues and contractual arrangements. Amer Mambuay, who also spends time in Makati City is a specialist in employment and immigration disputes and handles employment litigation, collective bargaining negotiation and strike management. Special counsel Charmian Gloria is another key practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Amer Mambuay; Charmian Gloria

Other key lawyers:

Alona Ruyeras

Key clients

ADM Asia-Pacific Trading Pte. Ltd.

Holcim Philippines, Inc.

Univanich Agribusiness Corporation

Univanich Carmen Palm Oil Corporation

Wyeth Philippines, Inc.


Deiro, Lynn

Haynes & Boone LLP

Pilipino Banana Growers & Exporters Association, Inc.

Davao Central College, Inc.

MEDVIL Farms, Inc.

Perfect Fit CAD-CAM Co., Inc.

Igloo Supply Chain Phils., Inc.

DLA Piper

DEG Deutsch Investions

Julu Enterprises, Inc.

Eric Felipe

Work highlights

  • Acted for Del Monte Fresh Produce (Phils.), Inc. in the enforcement of a domestic arbitral award.
  • Acted for ADM Asia-Pacific Trading Pte. Ltd. in the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award.
  • Represented an officer of MEDVIL Farms, Inc in a criminal case for violation of the Revised Forestry Code.