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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.

Philippines tax reform for export-oriented enterprises

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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There has been an ongoing debate on the yays and nays of the 2021 intermediary rules, primarily because India is set to begin enforcing a new set of rules that fundamentally changes the way the internet will be experienced in the country

Philippines tax reform for export-oriented enterprises, Eric Recalde, ACCRALAW 

Philippines tax reform for export-oriented enterprises

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

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By Veena Sivaramakrishnan and Soummo Biswas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

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ACC HK appoints 4 new directors

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong has appointed four new directors to its board following the ACC HK Annual General Meeting on 24 June

ACC Exchange

ACC Asia-Pacific delivers virtual conference

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Asia-Pacific has held its annual meeting titled the 2021 Virtual Xchange on 16-17 June, attracting a diverse audience of 150 in-house professionals across the region

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SCCA discusses workplace well-being

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) is holding its first series of discussions to promote better well-being in the workplace and tackle unnecessary sources of stress, especially when lawyers have to deal with long hours of work during deals and transactions

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By Keith Robinson and Emma Duffy, Carey Olsen

Foreign liquidators may apply for recognition in Bermuda pursuant to the common law by the application of the principles of comity

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Asia is losing out to the US as its tech giants are wooed away by sponsors to list in the US. Can the region’s markets move quickly enough to repel the SPAC invasion and keep their unicorns?

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A comparison of Cryptocurrency regulation

Asian jurisdictions have been cautious in developing legal frameworks around virtual currencies, but the volatile market and relentless evolution of cryptos are pushing regulators to act

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While the laws in the region share similar elements, gaps remain as privacy compliance culture is relatively new and jurisdictions vary in their approaches