Avril R. Bries

Associate

Professional Background

Ms. Bries is an Associate of Cruz Marcelo and Tenefrancia. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines (“UP”) College of Law in 2017, where she was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence and was the Chancellor of the Order of the Purple Feather, UP College of Law’s Honor Society. She served as a Legal Research Assistant for the UP Law Center from 2014-2017. She was also a co-recipient of the Roberto Sabido Prize for Best Legal Paper, for the paper entitled “Commercializing Justice: The Legality of Lawyers’ Professional Fee Schedules under the Philippine Competition Act.”

She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2018.