Associates

Agatha Grace A. Sarines
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(632) 8894-0377 to 79; (632) 8894-4931 to 31; (632) 8552-1977;

Agatha currently specializes in corporate and commercial transactions, and special projects.

Agatha obtained her degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines – Diliman, graduating cum laude in 2008.  She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 2012.

Prior to joining C&G Law in 2019, Agatha was an Assistant Attorney at Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell where she handled general litigation, commercial affairs, and intellectual property portfolios and cases.  She also served as an in-house counsel of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines where she was a member of the Legal Technical Working Group of its Bids and Awards Committee, and the Flight Safety Investigation Committee, among others.  She worked as a Court Attorney as well in the Court of Appeals dealing with administrative, civil, and criminal suits, and as a Legal Officer in the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation where she represented closed banks in general litigation and liquidation proceedings.

Qualifications

  • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, Juris Doctor (Class of 2012); University of the Philippines – Diliman, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Class of 2008, cum laude)
  • Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2013.

Experience

Agatha’s representative works include:

  • Advising clients relative to their investment decisions, corporate structures and on nationality and foreign equity restrictions;
  • Advising clients on intellectual property rights protection;
  • Assisting in Private Public Partnership agreements, including conducting due diligence reviews;
  • Assisting in the review and drafting of contracts and commercial transactions, including technology transfer arrangements, e-commerce and security agreements;
  • Assisting in several applications and processes before the Securities and Exchange Commission including setting up corporate vehicles and processing regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Assisting in property registration matters before the local government units and the Registry of Deeds;
  • Assisting in regulatory compliances before the Food and Drug Administration; and
  • Assisting in various applications or regulatory compliances with the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

  Memberships

  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) (2014-present)
  • Associate, Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, Inc. (2014-present)
  • Accredited Arbitrator, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (2017-present)

Publications

  • The Anti-Money Laundering Act in the Philippines and the Ex Parte Application of a Bank Inquiry Order (2011), Juris Doctor thesis, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law.
  • Contributor, Access to Environmental Justice: A Sourcebook on Environmental Rights and Legal Remedies (2011), Philippine Judicial Academy.
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