Labour and employment
Emerico O. De Guzman, the Managing Partner of ACCRALAW, was the Head of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Department from 2008-2014. He advises top multinationals on their concerns relating to employment and related litigation. He assists clients with contracting arrangements, conduct of compliance audits, and resolution of disciplinary cases. He authored several legal papers published in various international publications. In 2006, he was President of the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP). He was later appointed as an Employer Representative to the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (NTIPC). In 2014, he was elected President of the Philippine Bar Association (PBA) for 2014-2015. In 2018, he was appointed Co-Chair, Legal Practice Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). In 2019, he became Chair of the Human Capital Committee of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP). He was the Legal Counsel of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines from July 2019-June 2021.