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Felipe Cuberos

Partner / Colombia

Partner at PPU expert in corporate and contractual matters, and commercial proceedings (arbitration and insolvency). He has advised local and international clients structuring and implementing new businesses, joint ventures, corporate matters, commercial contracts, corporate reorganizations and foreign investments. In the last years, he has advised various corporate and M&A deals, having actively participated in the international expansion plans of clients such as Empresas Lipigas, SBA Torres and Synlab Group, among others. He has broad experience in dispute resolutions related to complex distribution transactions and corporate matters, and he is an arbitrator before the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, and the arbitration court of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris.

Felipe Cuberos "is a recognisable figure in the Colombian corporate and commercial arenas who has a very pragmatic view of matters and innovative solutions to cases," a client enthuses. A different interviewee goes on to commend him for being "an excellent lawyer who is very active in this field. Corporate / M&A
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Work experience

  • 2015 - present Partner

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

  • 2008 - 2014 Partner

    Prietocarrizosa

  • 2000 - 2007 Associate

    Prietocarrizosa

  • 1998 - 2000 Director of private law

    Fundación Social group of companies

  • 1993 - 1997 Partner

    Cuberos y Cía. Consultores Asociados

  • 1993 - 1994 Legal secretary

    Fiducomercio S.A. (a trust entity)

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Awards

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Featured Cases

  • Centennial Sites Colombia 2021

    Counsel in the cancel of a syndicated loan and the sale of 100% of the shares of Centennial Towers Colombia SAS to IHS Netherlands BR B.V. for US$16 million.

  • Adevinta Iberica SL Colombia 2020

    Counsel in the sale of its online classified business "Fincaraiz" in Colombia, to Frontier Digital Ventures within the context of a sale of Adevinta´s classified business in Morocco and Tunisia, as well.

  • Disan Colombia S.A. Colombia 2019

    Counsel in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Merquiand S.A.S.

  • H.I.G. Capital Colombia 2019

    Counsel in the purchase of 80% of the shares in Digital Ware S.A., a Colombian software company. Transaction closed on February 2019.

  • CAE International Holdings Limited Colombia 2019

    Counsel in order (i) to acquire all the shares of Avianca Holdings S.A. in Avianca CAE Flight Training (ACFT) S.A.S.; and (ii) to acquire some full flight simulators from Avianca Group.

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Publications

  • 2017 -

    "Actions prior to a formal proceeding" Restructuring, Latin Lawyer- 2017

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  • 3 November, 2020 Colombia

    Latam’s Warehouse Lease Agreements

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  • 28 February, 2019 Colombia

    PPU and DLA Piper star in tech company purchase in Colombia

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  • 6 February, 2019 Colombia

    Actions prior to a formal proceeding

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  • 3 July, 2018 Colombia

    Flight simulator company signs Avianca training JV

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Studies

  • 1998 Master Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London Commercial Law

  • 1994 Diplomat Tokio, Japón JICA fellowship for Private Sector Middle Management for Pacific Cooperation

  • 1994 Specialist Universidad de los Andes/Colombia Commercial Law Degree

  • 1992 Lawyer Pontificia Universidad Javeriana/Colombia Law

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Memberships

  • Director of private law, Fundación Social group of companies, 1998 - 2000
  • Partner Cuberos y Cía. Consultores Asociados 1993 - 1997
  • Legal secretary, Fiducomercio S.A. (a trust entity) 1993 - 1994
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Academic activities

  • Academic Activities - to date

    Specialization Program in Commercial Law

    Director - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Academic Activities - to date

    Commercial Contracts

    Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Academic Activities 1995 - to date

    Lecturer on Commercial Law, Contracts and Corporate Law

    Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Universidad del Rosario
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Seminars and Conferences

  • Speaker Dispute Resolution Event, Infrastructure Area PPU - Bogotá Colombia 2016
  • Speaker Responsibilities of the Directors of Companies Seminar Edificio Falabella - Bogotá Colombia 2016
  • Speaker ProChile Meeting - Entrepreneurs entering the country PPU - Bogotá Colombia 2016