Regis V. Puno

Philippines

ACCRALAW
23/F ACCRALAW Tower, Second Avenue Corner
30th Street, Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City
1635 Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tel: (632) 8-830-8126

Email: rvpuno@accralaw.com
Web: www.accralaw.com

Mr. Puno specializes in real estate, litigation, banking, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. He has advised and acted as counsel to several of the largest real estate developers in the country on the entire gamut of property development; from land acquisition, land reclamation, joint ventures, licensing and permits, construction contracts, corporate structuring and property management. Among these companies are Federal Land, Rockwell Land, SM Prime and Century Properties. He also represents clients in litigation and dispute resolution before the courts and quasi-judicial and administrative agencies. Mr. Puno was a recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for 2020.

He served as Undersecretary of the Department of Justice from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Puno is concurrently Special Legal Counsel of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) and of the Metrobank Group. Mr. Puno is also a director and officer of various corporations.

He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1986 and is a member of the Quezon City Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

The Firm represents clients involved in projects involving billions of pesos for both vertical as well as horizontal real estate development projects. These projects involve among others, commercial, residential condominiums, subdivisions, malls, industrial estates, factories, mills, export processing zones, hotels, resorts, plantations, casinos and others.

The Firm represents clients in complex litigation before the competent regulatory bodies and courts arising from real estate and construction disputes. ACCRALAW has acted as counsel for one of the largest real estate development companies in the country in several actions relating to the acquisition and development of prime real estate into an integrated commercial, residential and entertainment center.

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) is the country’s largest law firm with a cohesive multi-disciplinary team of legal professionals who possess in-depth knowledge in specialized fields of law, backed by extensive experience of over forty years in the practice of law in the Philippines. From a core group of seven lawyers at its inception in 1972, the Firm has grown to a prestigious service organization of more than 170 lawyers and over 170 non-legal personnel. Its principal offices are in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila. The firm has full service branches in thriving business commercial centers in the Visayas and Mindanao – Cebu City and Davao City.

The Firm has an excellent track record in litigation and dispute resolution, labor and employment law, intellectual property, and in handling diverse, significant and complex business projects and transactions for both local and multinational clients. It has been involved in landmark litigation cases and significant business transactions.

ACCRALAW’s clientele represents the full spectrum of business and industry, and includes professional organizations and individuals. Servicing the Firm’s clients are seven practice departments and two branches, which offer timely, creative and strategic legal solutions matched with cost-efficient administration and expert handling of clients’ requirements.

The Managing Partner of the Firm is Emerico O. De Guzman and its Co-Managing Partner is Salvador L. Pena.

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Advertising and Mass Media
  • Agricultural Law and Agrarian Reform
  • Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Corporate Rehabilitation
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright and Related Rights
  • Corporate
  • Criminal Law
  • Elections
  • Eminent Domain
  • Energy
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Family and Matrimonial Relations
  • Government and Legislative Advocacy
  • Government Contracts and Public Private Partnerships
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Insurance
  • International Law
  • Internet, Technology and Science
  • Investment, Mergers and Acquisition
  • Labor and Employment
  • Licensing and Franchising
  • Litigation
  • Mining
  • Passing-Off and Unfair Competition
  • Patent, Utility Model and Design
  • Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Protection
  • Product Liability and Consumer Protection
  • Professional Liability and Malpractice
  • Project Finance
  • Public Bidding and Procurement
  • Real Estate
  • Securities and Capital Markets
  • Tariff and Customs
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Trademark, Service Mark and Tradename
  • Transportation
  • Torts and Damages
  • Trusts and Estates
  • White Collar Crime
  • Wills and Probate
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
“ACCRALaw advises on real estate development, construction, sales and acquisitions, and counts leading real estate developers among its clients. The team also advises its corporate clients on real estate transactions; recently, this has included acting as counsel for GlaxoSmithKline Philippines (and affiliated entities) in the proposed sale of the company’s main office building in Makati City, together with the land it sits on.”
The Legal 500