Sergio Michelsen

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Sergio Michelsen

Partner  |  Brigard & Urrutia



Family business governance
Dispute resolution
M&A Family business


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

The strong track record handling corporate/M&A transactions of some of the biggest and most well-known family-owned companies in Colombia, that included cross-border advice, has led to becoming a trusted adviser of some of the most prominent families in the region. Finally, I can highlight my advice to some of the most important families in Colombia, resolving their conflicts and in some instances, have been appointed as an amicable conflict-resolution individual by several families.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Always go beyond the legal matters of the family. In the private client world, you get to know the family members and must deeply understand the dynamics of the family to really identify their needs. Often the family is not aware of their own problems.

What is your favourite quote?

“A family that renews and re-energizes itself with each succeeding generation is one that is capable of redefining and revitalizing its business,” Craig E. Arnoff and John L. Ward.