Emerico O. De GuzmanAngara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW)
Emerico O. De Guzman, the Managing Partner of ACCRALAW, was the Head of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Department from 2008 to 2014. He is advising several of the top multinational corporations in a variety of industries with their labor and employment concerns. He has been assisting clients with their contracting arrangements as well as the conduct of compliance audits and the resolution of disciplinary cases and termination disputes. He actively gives seminars and lectures on current employment law issues, and has authored several legal papers published in various international books. He is director and officer of key local and international organizations. In 2006, he was President of People Management Association of the Philippines. He was later appointed by Philippine President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III as a member, representing Employers, of the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC). In 2014 he was elected President of the Philippine Bar Association for the year 2014-2015. In 2018, he was appointed Co-Chair, Legal Practice Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association.