Atty. Francisco Ed. Lim

Senior Partner, Member of the Executive and Special Committees

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW)

Atty. Francis Lim is a Senior Partner and a member of the Executive and Special Committees of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW).

Atty. Lim served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. from September 16, 2004 to February 10, 2010.

He is the incumbent president of the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL).  He is also a trustee of the CIBI Foundation, Inc. and the Judicial Reform Initiative, Inc. and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, FINEX Research Foundation, Inc., International Insolvency Institute (“III”), Advisory Committee for the Asian Principles of Business Restructuring Project of the III and the Asian Business Law Institute.

Atty. Lim is a columnist of The Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Atty. Lim is a law professor in the Ateneo de Manila University, San Beda Graduate School of Law and a professorial lecturer and the Vice-Chair of the Commercial Law Department of the Philippine Judicial Academy.

Atty. Lim is a director of several public companies, among which are the Union Bank of the Philippines, Energy Development Corporation, The Insular Life Assurance Co., Ltd., and Producers Savings Bank Corporation. He is also director of private corporations like the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines and Camerton Holdings.

Atty. Lim was closely involved in the enactment several Philippine laws such as the Financial Rehabilitation and Insolvency Act (FRIA),  Credit Investment System Act (CISA), Real Estate Investment Trust Act (REITA), Personal Equity Retirement Account Act (PERAA), and the Philippine Competition Act.

He  was also involved in the formulation of several Philippine procedural rules such as the Interim Rules on Intra-Corporate Controversies, Rules on Electronic Evidence, Rules on Notarial Practice, Rules on DNA Evidence, Financial Rehabilitation Rules of Procedure, and the Financial Liquidation and Suspension of Payments Rules of Procedure.

Atty. Lim is a member of both the Philippine Bar and the New York State Bar.