ACCRALAW

Philippines

Analysis

Overview

The largest law firm in the Philippines by size, ACCRALAW is particularly strong in capital markets, dispute resolution, intellectual property, labour and employment law and tax. The firm has a stellar track record of handling complex cases both domestically and internationally. Senior partners Judy Hao, Andre Navato Jr and partner Melissa Angela Velarde are key contacts.

Labour and employment

Work highlights

Defended Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines against a complaint for the illegal deduction of a rice allowance filed by the union on behalf of its members.

Key clients

Bond Interior Design, LG Electronics Philippines, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

Intellectual property

Work highlights

Represented China Unionpay on securing a favourable decision in a trademark opposition case.

Key clients

JHO Intellectual Property Holdings, Liwayway Marketing, Monde Nissin Corporation, OfficeMax North America

Dispute resolution

Work highlights

Advised UrbanEast Development, a Philippine real estate developer, on the settlement, dismissal and withdrawal of criminal, civil and administrative cases. 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights

Advised Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on its investment in Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation through the acquisition of issued shares and subscription to new shares.

Key clients

Advanced Manufacturing Control Systems, Fastcargo Logistics, Insight Partners, Nagarro, Warburg Pincus

Capital markets

Work highlights

Advised The Keepers Holdings on its follow-on public offering.

Advised BPI Capital Corporation and UBS on the IPO of RLC Commercial REIT.

Advised Abacus Capital and Investment Corporation on the initial public offering of Solar Philippines Nueva Ecija Corporation.

Key clients

China Bank Capital Corporation, Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank

Banking and finance

Key clients

ANZ Banking Group, Citigroup Global Markets, DBS Bank, First Metro Investment Corporation, HSBC