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22/F-26/F ACCRALAW TOWER, 2ND AVENUE, CORNER 30TH STREET, CRESCENT PARK WEST, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, 1635 TAGUIG, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Tel:
Work +63 2 8830 8000
Fax:
Fax +63 2 403 7007/7009
Email:
Web:
www.accralaw.com
Cebu, Davao, Manila

Philippines

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) has experience in advising international banks wishing to enter the Philippine market, assisting them with obtaining licenses. It has also advised on syndicated loans and other financing arrangements for lenders and borrowers. The firm is currently advising Philippine Hybrid Energy Systems in relation its proposed loan and security agreement with Security Bank in order to finance a wind power generator in Puerto Galera. Judy Hao and Joselito Bautista  head the team. Andre Navato, Jr and Elaine Reyes-Rodolfo provide support. Tadeo Hilado joined as of counsel and Brigida Aldeguer retired.

Leading individuals

Andre Navato - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)¬†is adept at handling initial public offerings (IPOs) and equity restructurings. Other areas of expertise include securities laws and regulations. Recent highlights included acting for Cebu Landmasters on its IPO, which raised ‚āĪ2.9b. Other clients include Cirtek Holdings Philippines, UBS AG and BDO Capital & Investment. Judy Hao¬†heads the team with support from Francisco Lim¬†and Tadeo Hilado,¬†who was promoted to of counsel.

Leading individuals

Francisco Lim - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Judy Hao - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Tadeo Hilado - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) provides advice on acquisitions, investment projects and restructurings of conglomerates in preparation for initial public offerings (IPOs). It recently advised Asahi Glass in relation to the sale of its Philippine subsidiary AGC Flat Glass Philippines. Other clients include CVC Asia Pacific, British Standards Institution, Chemical Industries of the Philippines and Jones Lang La Salle Philippines. Judy Hao and Joselito Bautista  head the team; they are supported by Melissa Velarde, Andre Navato, Jr and Eusebio Tan. Tadeo Hilado was promoted to of counsel. Francisco Lim is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Eusebio Tan - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Francisco Lim - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Judy Hao - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Tadeo Hilado - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) handles a broad range of dispute resolution matters including international and domestic arbitration, antitrust and competition law, securities regulation and litigation, banking, environmental law, estate proceedings and product liability. The firm recently acted for D.M. Consunji, successfully arguing in the Supreme Court that the Torre de Manila construction project should be allowed to go ahead after a petition filed by the Knights of Rizal tried to end the construction due to it allegedly ruining the view of the Rizal Monument. A motion for reconsideration is pending. Ana Arnaldo-Oracion and Jose Tensuan head the team, supported by a wide array of partners including Victor Lazatin, Ramon Samson, Patricia-Ann Prodigalidad, Leland Villadolid, Jr, Arnold Corporal and Antonio Nachura, Jr.

Leading individuals

Patricia-Ann Prodigalidad - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Ramon Samson - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Victor Lazatin - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) advises multinationals, foreign embassies, conglomerates and individuals on a broad range of immigration matters. Areas of expertise include visas, work permits, re-entry permits and emigration matters. Clients include Coca-Cola Bottlers, SC Johnson Philippines, Fujifilm and Ernst & Young. The team is led by Regina Geraldez.

Leading individuals

Regina Geraldez - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) advises on the full range of IP matters including contentious and non-contentious intellectual property rights protection. Areas of expertise include administrative registration and post-registration maintenance, enforcement, licensing and franchising, data privacy and cybercrime. The firm continues to act for Asian Honda Motor, conducting IP investigations into retail outlets in Pampanga and Davao suspected of selling counterfeit Honda motor oils and engines. Other clients include Bayer, Hershey’s Chocolate & Confectionery and The Estée Lauder Companies. Alex Fider heads the team.

Leading individuals

Alex Fider - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)¬†advises on the full range of labour and employment law matters. Key areas of expertise include consulting on day-to-day employment issues, termination disputes, administrative investigations, advising on the labour aspects of mergers, conducting special audits, collective bargaining and union-related matters, and handling grievances.¬†Clarence Valdecantos¬†and¬†Neptali Salvanera¬†head the team with support from key partners Ernesto A√Īasco,¬†Emerico De Guzman¬†and Joy Leong-Pambid.¬†Franchesca Gesmundo¬†was promoted to senior associate.

Leading individuals

Emerico De Guzman - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Ernesto A√Īasco¬† - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Joy Leong-Pambid - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

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Law firms in Cebu
Law firms in Cebu - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) handles various practice areas including labour and employment, corporate work and M&A, immigration and real estate matters. The Cebu office is managed by Jefferson M Marquez who is supported by corporate partner Maria Iolanda B Abella and Eduardo V. Soleng, Jr.

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Law firms in Davao
Law firms in Davao - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

The Davao office of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) handles a broad range of issues including complex commercial projects and transactions, labour and employment issues, dispute resolution and litigation. Ma Iolanda Abella and Myra Montecalvo-Quilatan head the practice. Genie Nuevo and Martin Samson were promoted to senior associate. Emiko Escovilla joined as associate.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) provides advice on joint ventures, review of bid documents, power purchase agreements, off-take agreements, operating and management agreements, financing agreements, and construction contracts. The firm recently advised Enel Green Power on restrictions and regulatory requirements around a proposed battery energy storage system business In the Philippines. Judy Hao and Joselito Bautista head the team with strong support from Eusebio Tan.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)’s real estate team is headed by Judy Hao and Joselito Bautista with support from Victor Lazatin and Eusebio Tan. The firm recently acted for Shang Properties in relation to a proposed joint venture with Robinsons Land for the development of a property within the Bonifacio Global City. Another highlight included acting for Allegro Microsystems Philippines Realty on its purchase of land for the expansion of a manufacturing facility.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) advises on various maritime issues including crew management, document preparation for port operations, dock and arrastre services, and bare boat charters. Other areas of expertise include death and injury claims, loss or damage to cargo and property, and also maritime accident cases. Ana Arnaldo-Oracion and Arnold Corporal are the key practitioners.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) advises clients on internet privacy, regulatory matters, cybercrime, fraud and online commercial transactions. It also advises clients in the entertainment industry on breach of contract and labour and criminal laws. Key practitioners include Alex Fider, John Paul Gaba, Richmond Lee, Jose Genilo and Leland Villadolid, Jr.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) represents clients in tax litigation in front of various courts for clients mostly in the banking, manufacturing, renewable energy and advertising sectors. Other areas of expertise include risk assessments and advice on risk mitigation and exposures. The firm recently acted for Metropolitan Bank & Trust in relation to its intervention in a petition for declaratory relief questioning the regulation issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) limiting the manner in which banks and other financial institutions allocate expenses between their units and income streams. Eric Recalde heads the team with support from Ruby Yusi. Senior associates Rogelio Redoble and Aila Alvarez left the firm.

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