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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’ 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

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CORRESPONDENTS

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Unresolved riddle of the code and acknowledgement of debt

By Misha and Nikhil Mathur, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

A crucial cog in the wheel for the purposeful implementation and working of the IBC code is the applicability of section 18 of the Limitation Act, 1963, on the provisions of the code.

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Where does liability lie in domain name infringement?

By Saif Khan and Shobhit Agrawal, Anand and Anand

There exists an imminent need for all stakeholders to collaborate and come up with a domain name framework that ensures that private rights and public interests are secured

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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

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

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KICA holds virtual general assembly

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) held its 2021 general assembly and new year’s meeting virtually on 20 January. The KICA president, Lee Wan-keun, told the meeting that the number of in-house counsel in Korea had reached about 4,000 in 20 years from just eight in 1999

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SIMC shares mediation tips

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Singapore has collaborated with the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) for a lunchtime webinar on the challenges and potential pitfalls of managing business risk for in-house counsel and C-suite level executives

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ACC survey pinpoints data privacy as top in-house concern

A key worldwide Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) survey of chief legal officers has found data and privacy issues are weighing the most on their minds

FEATURES

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Designing a JV contract in Taiwan

By Lee Li-pu, Chen Chiu-hua and Teresa Pan, Formosan Brothers Attorneys-at-Law
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Guide to reporting economic substance in BVI

By Michael Padarin and Daniel Moore, Carey Olsen

Key takeaways from the first reporting period and practical pointers on economic substance compliance In The British Virgin Islands

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Trends in Japanese foreign direct investment

By Masako Takahata, Japan In-house Lawyers Association

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Structuring and financing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh economy continues to grow at an impressive scale, with a GDP growth rate of 8.1%, surpassing that of its neighbouring countries and making it one of Asia’s most remarkable success stories

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Receiverships in the BVI

Shining a light on the courts of British Virgin Islands’ approach to granting the appointment of receivers, and the state of the law in respect of this powerful interim remedy.