After graduating in the Top 5 of Class 1993 in the UP College of Law, Owens obtained her initial training in a top Manila law firm where she concentrated on Corporate Law. She was subsequently given an opportunity to assist in the successful political campaign of a Philippine Senator, and later on worked as Legal Counsel for the State University.
Owens returned to private practice by working as in-house counsel for a leading broadcasting company in the Philippines and in Asia, and was involved in various legal transactions involving entertainment and broadcasting. She also headed the Legal Department of a group of companies belonging to a prominent figure in the business community and was involved in different corporate consolidations, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and back-door listing.
Prior to joining the Firm, Owens was Legal Counsel at Far East Bank and Trust Company (now Bank of the Philippine Islands) and the General Counsel of Banco Santander Philippines, Inc. She is currently Legal Counsel for UP Open University, where she authored and taught a course on Law and Multimedia. Her fields of expertise are banking and general corporate law.
University of the Philippines College of Law (LLB, 1993, Dean’s Medal)
University of the Philippines (B.A. Political Science, 1989, Cum Laude)
Admitted, Philippines (1994)
University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), Legal Officer
Integrated Bar of The Philippines (IBP QC)