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Sergio Michelsen

Sergio Michelsen

Brigard & Urrutia

Bogota, COL


Member of Brigard & Urrutia since 1992 and partner since 1994. With more than 30 years of extensive experience, Mr. Michelsen advises leading local and foreign companies and private equity funds in complex corporate transactions as well as telecommunications, media and technology matters. He also advises prominent families in connection with their private wealth.  Over the course of his distinguished career, he has consistently been recognized internationally as one of Colombia’s leading M&A and TMT practitioners. He has acted as lead counsel in many of Colombia’s largest and most complex transactions.

Among his most prominent transactions is the advice for SABMiller in the acquisition through a merger of Bavaria SA, the second largest brewer in South America for US$7.8 billion, acting for the French retailer Casino in the sale of a controlling stake in GPA in Brazil and Libertad in Argentina (US$ 1.8 billion) and advising Millicom International in its merger with UNE-EPM (valued at US$4,348 billion).

Mr. Michelsen received his JD from the Andes University and holds a Master's degree in Commercial Law from University of Paris II, France.

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