Philippines

Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Address: Accra Building, 5th Floor 122 Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village Makati City Metro Manila 0770 PHILIPPINES
Telephone: (632) 830 8000
Fax: (632) 816 0119 / 812 4897
Email: accra@accralaw.com
Web Site: www.accralaw.com

TerraLex Representatives:

Teodoro D. Regala
Phone: (632) 830 8000
Fax: (632) 816 0119/812 4897
Email: tdregala@accralaw.com

Tadeo F Hilado
Phone: 6 (32) 830 8000
Email: tfhilado@accralaw.com

Areas of Practice:

For administrative purposes, the firm is organized into seven departments: Corporate: Services include due diligence, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations and restructurings, loan syndications, incentives registration, securities transactions, the establishment of business organizations in the Phillipines, proxy contests and intracorporate disputes. The firm also renders legal services to general retainer clients required in the ordinary course of business such as consultation and advice, preparation of ordinary contracts and legal documents, rendering opinions and notary services as well as ancillary corporate secretarial services. Intellectual Property: Representation of clients in all aspects of intellectual property protection issues on services involving trademarks, patents, and copyrights (including registration and post-registration of intellectual property rights and prosecuting or defending any litigation matter involving intellectual property); assistance in the preparation of documentation and the recordation of assignments, licensing agreements, franchise agreements, technology transfer agreements involving intellectual properties, and related agreements such as distributorship agreements and confidentiality agreements. The firm has expanded its practice to include information technology and entertainment law. Employment: Services cover all matters involving labor/management relations, such as negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, administrative investigation of cases involving employees, dismissal and suspension of employees, money claims and damages arising from employer-employee relations. Litigation: Representation before regular courts of law, administrative agencies, quasi-judicial tribunals and arbital bodies, both international and local covering all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, including intracorporate disputes, rehabilitation and insolvency proceedings; actions to enforce obligations under international transactions; maritime and admiralty; insurance; violation of banking laws; public utilities; actions for foreclosure of mortgages and other disputes involving real estate conveyances, mortgages and leases; and criminal actions. Tax: Services encompass the entire field of national and local taxation, customs and anti-dumping laws, employee benefits, estate planning and international taxation. Immigration: Representation before government agencies involved in defining he terms and conditions of an alien’s authorized stay in the Phillipines, as well as representation before the courts in connection with petitions for the acquisition of Philippine citizenship.

Firm History:

Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) is a cohesive multi-disciplinary team of legal professionals who posses in-depth knowledge of specialized fields of law backed by extensive experience. The firm was formed in 1972 and has grown rapidly in many respects. From six lawyers, when it was set-up, it now has more than 80 lawyers. Its clientele has also expanded to include hundreds of local and multinational companies. Initially, with one office in Makati City, it has branched out and opened offices in Cebu City and Davao City to better cater to the needs of its clients. The firm has established close affiliations and links with overseas clients and law firms, as well as with international bar associations. Ready access to this network of valuable contacts is possible through advanced e-mail technology which enables the firm to have an expanded information resource base on a global scale.