Sebastian Boada Morales

Sebastian Boada Morales

Associate
Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.

Biography

Sebastian Boada Morales is a senior associate at Baker McKenzie's Bogota office. He over has 8 years of professional experience. He has acted for both lenders and borrowers in local and international finance deals.

He is primarily involved in project finance as well as acquisition finance transactions. He also advises on the drafting and negotiation of derivatives agreements including ISDA Master Agreements and the local Asobancaria master agreement.

His experience also includes M&A with a focus on financial entities, which has provided a keen industry insight.

Before joining the firm, Sebastian was Director of Public Enforcement at the Superintendence of Companies. He also served as Deputy Superintendent for Corporate Surveillance and Control. Previously, he worked at a major Colombian law firm.

He has a law degree from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia and an LLM in Banking Law and Financial Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Practice Focus

His practice focuses on all matters related to the law of corporate finance, as well as drafting of derivatives agreements. He primarily serves the financial industry as well as the infrastructure sector.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advisory to Amazon Inc. in relation with securities markets regulation for their Colombian operations.

  • Advisory to TMF Group as collateral agent in the issuance of certain 144A Reg S. notes in the United States.

  • Advisory to a sindicate of banks, lead by JP Morgan, in the debt refinancing of certain vehicles of Grupo Argos.

  • Permanent advisory to Cargill Inc. in relation with financial derivatives and their transactions in Colombia.

Admissions

  • Colombia (2011)

Education

  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LLM Banking Law and Financial Regulation) (2015)
  • Universidad de Los Andes (2011)

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Publications

Author, “La naturaleza jurídica de la cuenta bancaria,” Revista de Derecho Privado, Universidad Externado, December, 2018

Author, “Modernizing Colombian Corporate Law: The Judicial Transplant of the Business Judgment Rule,” Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law, April, 2018

Author, “Documentación de Derivados financieros en el mercado no estandarizado,” Editorial Académica Española, June, 2015

Author, “Documentación de derivados financieros transfronterizos en el mercado no estandarizado: nivelando el campo de juego,” Revista de Derecho Privado Universidad de los Andes. n.° 50., December, 2013

Presentations

Speaker, The Business Judgment Rule in Colombia: New Liability for Corporate D&O's. Universidad de Los Andes - 70 años de investigación-creación. November 2018