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Felipe Sanclemente

Felipe Sanclemente

Associate
Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.

Biography

Felipe Sanclemente is an associate at Baker McKenzie's Bogota office and a member of its M&A and Corporate Practice Group. He has more than seven years of experience as a lawyer and has practiced in several areas, particularly in M&A, corporate law and corporate dispute resolutions.

Prior to joining the Firm in 2017, Felipe worked on mergers and acquisitions and corporate law matters at an important local firm. He was also with the Private Enforcement Division of the Superintendence of Corporations where he worked on corporate dispute resolutions.

Practice Focus

Felipe has experience in M&A and corporate law. His practice involves foreign and local clients in numerous industries, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions. His experience includes drafting and negotiation of agreements and corporate documents, analysis of transactional structures, coordination and supervision of local and multijurisdictional due diligence teams, preparation of legal memoranda, as well as incorporation and liquidation of companies. He assists in all phases of acquisition, merger or sale of companies.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Essity North America Inc. in the acquisition of 50% of the shareholding interest in Productos Familia S.A. (2021)

  • Advised Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in the sale of 99.2% of the shareholding interest in EBSA, acquired by Northland Power Inc. though an auction sale process (2020)

  • Advised GRIO in the acquisition of a minority shareholding interest (23%) in Oleoducto Central S.A. - OCENSA, the main oil pipeline operator in Colombia (2020)

  • Advised Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in the competitive process to sell its business lines of workers compensation and life insurance in Colombia to another leading insurance company (2019)

  • Advised Altra Investments (private equity fund) in the sale of its shareholding interest in Proenfar, a company dedicated to the research, design, creation, production and distribution of specialized packaging for the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Personal Care industries (2018)

  • Advised Unilever in the acquisition of Quala's business line of shampoo, conditioner, fabric softener and oral care in Latin America (2017)

  • Advised Grupo Argos in the sale of the shareholding interest in Generadora del Atlántico S.A. (GENA), a company dedicated to the construction and administration of thermoelectric plants (2016)

  • Advised Grupo Argos in the sale of its shareholding interest in the port company Compas S.A. to a private equity fund of Goldman Sachs (2016)

Admissions

  • Colombia (2014)

Education

  • Universidad de los Andes (Especialista en Derecho Comercial) (2015)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (JD) (2014)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish