"Felipe Kim, who has developed a high-profile assisting banking clients on M&A work."
Latin Lawyer 250

Overview

Felipe Kim is a partner in the São Paulo office of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown. He is a member of the Corporate practice. Felipe assists clients with corporate and infra-structure matters. He has extensive experience in the telecommunications, mining, energy and banking sectors. Felipe has considerable knowledge of legal issues involving mergers and acquisitions, general corporate concerns, capital markets, contracts and the structuring and restructuring of legal entities. He also concentrates his practice on structuring complex corporate reorganizations and negotiations. 

Latin Lawyer magazine has accorded Felipe several distinctions, including selection for its “Top 40 Under 40” listing of lawyers, in which he was short listed as top 10 and for its “Top Cat” designation as one of the top general counsel in Latin America for his in-house experience at two major companies. 

Before joining the firm he was chief legal counsel at Telecom Italia America Latina SA (2004-2006), where he led the largest legal battle in Brazilian corporate history, the dispute for the control of Brasil Telecom and served as general counsel for Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional – CSN (2003-2004).

Spoken Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Korean

Experience

  • 2016: Advised PSP Investments and Ontario Teachers’Pension Plan (OTPP), in the purchase of Banco Santander, S.A.’s equity interests in Cubico Sustainable Investments
  • 2016: Advised Cubico Sustainable Investments in the purchase of 100% of Ventos de São Tito Holding S.A., a wind farm with 182MW of installed generation capacity (evaluated at R$ 1 billion), from Casa dos Ventos
  • 2016: Advised Cubico Sustainable Investments in the purchase of 100% of Ventos de São Tomé Holding S.A., a wind farm with 210MW of installed generation capacity (evaluated at R$ 1 billion), from Casa dos Ventos
  • 2016: Advised Banco Santander, S.A. in the liquidation of its subsidiary for investments in non-financial entities, ICG do Brasil S.A.
  • 2016: Advised a strategic investor in investments in the area of Gaming in Brazil
  • 2015: Advised Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. in the negotiation of Cubico Sustainable Investments with PSP Investments and Ontario Teachers’Pension Plan (OTPP)
  • 2015: Advised Hyundai Capital in the negotiation regarding the creation of a financial institution joint venture with Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A.
  • 2014: Advised Webmotors.com, Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A.’s subsidiary, in the Compreauto.com acquisition
  • 2014: Advised Raduan Group in the sale of healthcare and insurance brokers to ACTIS
  • 2014: Advised Nestle in the leasing of a production facility in the process of judicial reorganization of LBR – Lacteos Brasil
  • 2014: Represented Temasek Holding in the acquisition of a minority participation in Netshoes.com, Brazilian largest footwear, clothing and sport equipment online retailer and one of the biggest e-commerce companies in Brazil. T&C advised in the structuring of the transaction and in matters of Brazilian Law
  • 2013: Advised Webmotors.com, Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A.´s subsidiary, in the selling of minority interests to Carsales.com
  • 2013: Advised Webmotors.com, Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A.’s subsidiary, in the V Motors acquisition
  • 2013: Advised Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. in the purchase of interest in the Guirapa wind farm (200 MW) from Brazil Energy

Education

Harvard Law School, Certificate, 34th Program of Instruction for Lawyers on Negotiation

IBMEC Business School - São Paulo, MBA, Finance, Executive MBA program

New York University School of Law, LL.M

Universidade de São Paulo , Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)

Admissions

  • New York
  • Brazil

Memberships

  • Member, Fiscal Board, Investco S.A. (2009-2010)
  • Member, Board of Directors, ITA SA (2003-2004)
  • Member, Fiscal Board, Telebahia Celular SA (1998-1999)
  • Member, Fiscal Board, Telergipe Celular SA (1998-1999)
  • "Felipe Kim, who is notable for telecoms work." Latin Lawyer 250 2018 - Banking
  • "Felipe Kim, who has developed a high profile assisting banking clients on M&A work." Latin Lawyer 250 2018 - Corporate and M&A
  • "Latin Lawyer Magazine has accorded Felipe several distinctions, including selection for its 'Top 40 Under 40' listing of lawyers, in which he was short listed as top 10, and for its 'Top Cat' designation as one of the top general counsel in Latin America for his in-house experience at two major companies." Latin Lawyer Magazine
  • For "telecoms work Felipe Kim is notable" "Felipe Kim is also high-profile [in Corporate & M&A]." Latin Lawyer 250 2016