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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW) is the Philippines’ premier law firm with a cohesive multidisciplinary team of legal professionals who possess in-depth knowledge in specialized fields of law, backed by extensive experience of more than 40 years in the practice of law in the Philippines.

Fair winds for use of copyrighted material

By Shiela Marie Rabaya, ACCRALAW
The concept of fair use seems to be straightforward. But in the application, finding the balance between the original creator’s rights and fair use by the subsequent user has proven to be difficult

Case study for sandbox approach on open finance

By Monique B Ang, ACCRALAW 
The central bank of the Philippines issued circular that sets out guidelines for the adoption of the open finance framework as a part of its digital payments transformation roadmap to promote financial inclusion

Workers’ rights in the Philippine gig economy

By Martin Luigi Samson, ACCRALAW 
Most gig workers are engaged as independent contractors and are not legally entitled to the mandatory statutory benefits to which employees are entitled. Instead, they are compensated based on the contract between the independent contractor and the principal or hiring party

Philippines ponders NFTs in online gaming

By Juan Miguel Calimon Dela Cruz, ACCRALAW 
Popular games like Axie Infinity and My Defi Pet have recently gained traction for their unique selling proposition that one can earn money as they play

Tax reform for export-oriented enterprises in the Philippines

By Eric Recalde, ACCRALAW 
Value-added tax (VAT) is only imposed if the goods or services are “destined” for local consumption. There is no VAT when they are for consumption abroad

Employee’s right to receive or refuse vaccine

By Clarence Darrow C Valdecantos, ACCRALAW

Philippines’ proposed ITA shakes up online retail

By Michael Ryan Natividad, ACCRALAW
Online retail and other e-commerce services are now a mainstay of Philippine commerce. The exponential rise and consequent prevalence of online purchases are partly due to the covid-19 pandemic lockdowns that have constrained the consumer to stay at home

Suspension of employment during the pandemic

By Laurie Christine P Quiambao, ACCRALAW
The honourable secretary of the Department of Labour and Employment has signed DO No. 215-20, which means that an employee may be placed on a floating status, or temporarily laid off, for the said period without losing his or her employment

Financial rehabilitation as alternative mitigation against pandemic

By Zyra G Montefolca, ACCRALAW
In light of the implementation of various community quarantine measures brought by the covid-19 pandemic, many entrepreneurs incurred significant financial losses, forcing some business into closure

Managing employment contracts during covid-19

By Martin Luigi G Samson, ACCRALAW
Taking decisive action now may be critical to the survival of  enterprises. Hopefully, the continued existence of businesses will allow them to survive, thrive and take care of employees in the future

Pandemics, police power and private contracts

By Samantha Beatrice P King, ACCRALAW
Under the Bayanihan Act, the president is empowered to order private establishments to direct their operations towards COVID-19 efforts.

Converting to a one-person corporation

By Leia Clarissa Veronica R Veracruz, ACCRALAW
To keep abreast of changing times and make doing business in the Philippines easier, the Revised Corporation Code (RCC) has introduced the concept of a corporation with a single stockholder

When the going gets tough, PEZA locators get going

By Karen Andrea D Torres, ACCRALAW

Ease of doing business in the Philippines

By Paula P Plaza, ACCRALAW

Developments in PCC enforcement activities

By Korina Ana T Manibog, ACCRA Law Offices

Philippines-China MoU on natural resource development

By Fritz Micah A Diumano, ACCRA Law Offices

‘Build, Build, Build’: Is it really sustainable?

By Kelvin Y Hung, ACCRA Law Offices

Peek at Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines

By Renz J Pagayanan, ACCRA Law Offices

Impact of 11th FINL on online businesses

By Agustin P Geraldez Jr, ACCRA Law Offices

Increase in minimum float for better corporate governance

By Ann Catherine Co, ACCRA Law Offices

PCC needs balance with joint venture guidelines

By Mara Kristina O Recto, ACCRA Law Offices

Ease of Doing Business Act gives teeth to red tape law

By Noel Christian O Luciano, ACCRA Law Offices

Proposed regulations and rules on crowdfunding in the Philippines

By Leia Clarissa Veronica R Veracruz, ACCRA Law Offices

Will TRAIN work in its implementation?

By Eric R Recalde, ACCRA Law Offices

Regulating virtual currency in the Philippines

By Paula P Plaza, ACCRA Law Offices

Will Philippines catch the TRAIN at start of 2018?

By Eric R Recalde, ACCRA Law Offices

Employer guidelines on data privacy

By Neptali B Salvanera, ACCRA Law Offices

Anti-competitive agreements under new competition act

By Korina Ana T Manibog, ACCRA Law Offices

Are new rules on labour contracting worth the wait?

By Ma Clarissa Excelsis S Villanueva, ACCRA Law Offices

DDS in relation to Corporation Code’s capital provisions

By Dan Bernard S. Sabilala, ACCRA Law Offices

Contractualization issue far from simple in the Philippines

By Neptali B. Salvanera, ACCRA Law offices

Implementation of Data Privacy Act in full swing

By John Paul Gaba, ACCRA Law Offices

New competition law in effect in the Philippines

By Francis Lim, ACCRA Law Offices

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