Atty. Avelino V. Cruz
Asean Law Association
Mr. Cruz is Founding Partner of the Philippines’ prestigious Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW).
He is the first former ALA Secretary General to be elevated to President. At the time of his election, he was Chairman of the ALA Philippine National Committee and President of ALA Philippines, and was an established leader of the ALA Governing Council for many years. Mr. Cruz was Organizing Committee Chairman of the historic 12th Region-wide ALA General Assembly held in Manila and Boracay on February 25 to March 3, 2015. He was ASEAN delegate at CAFTA 2012 for the Dialogue of the China-ASEAN Free Trade (CAFTA) at Hainan, China where he was awarded Honorary Membership in the China Law Society’s China/ASEAN Legal Cooperation Council.