Jorge Timmermann focuses his practice advising both Chilean and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions, capital markets, venture capital, FinTech, corporate governance and projects development, private equity, banking and finance, financial services and SPAC, among others.
His practice is focused on structuring M&A transactions, drafting and negotiation of stock purchase agreements, shareholders agreements and other customary M&A documents, and also advising clients in the ex-ante merger control by the Fiscalía Nacional Económica.
He has participated in the issuance of bonds and commercial papers in the local market and in international markets, both registered and unregistered, mainly representing the issuers.
Timmermann is also active in the Venture Capital market, advising multiple venture capital firms and entrepreneurs in setting up and management of investment funds, startup vehicles and applying for State-driven funding opportunities. In addition, Jorge advises clients on Fintech and financial regulation related matters.
Jorge’s experience includes a wide range of industries, such as, technology, energy, retail and others.
The Live Green Co.: Advised the client, a Chilean company dedicated to the development of clean and vegan food formulas, in the structuring, negotiation and execution of the acquisition of four Chilean companies from the food industry.
Uber - Cornershop: Advised both clients as joint counsel, in the US$3,000 million agreement to acquire fully ownership of Cornershop, by means of the acquisition of the remaining 47% not owned by Uber. This deal was the second step of the previous acquisition of a controlling interest in Cornershop by Uber in 2019 and 2020.
Uber - Cornershop: Advised both clients, as joint counsel, in the acquisition of a majority stake in Cornershop by Uber Technologies, Inc. This deal was awarded as Deal of the Year in Private M&A by Latin Lawyer 2021.
Colegium SpA: Advised the client, a provider of digital services to educational institutions, in the acquisition of main assets of Incremental SpA, adding Radar Escolar platform to its services.
Odd Industries: Advised the client, a technology startup, in the sale of a majority stake to Maderas Arauco S.A., one of the largest companies in Chile.
Colbún: Advised in the acquisition of Efizity, an energy solutions company.
The Live Green Co.: Advised the company, a Chilean company dedicated to the development of clean and vegan food formulas. in the US$7,000,000 investment in its Pre-Series A round.
Arch Daily: Advised in the sale of its digital architecture platform "ArchDaily" with operations in Chile, Mexico, USA, Hong Kong and China to the Swiss company, Architonic AG.
Giddings Fruit S.A.: Advised in a financing agreement under New York law (NPA), with the objective of financing the group's operations in Chile, Mexico, Peru, United States, England and China.
Fintual: Advised the client, in several regulatory matters related with the operation and business development of its Administradora General de Fondos (Funds Administrator), which is regulated by the Financial Market Commission.Modyo: Advised in a corporate reorganization to strengthen their position as a relevant SaaS for financial institutions.
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Law Degree (J.D.), 2008Columbia University, LL.M. (Master of Laws) 2014
- LL.M., School of Law, Columbia University 2014
- The Legal 500 Latin America
- 2022 – 2023 Recommended, Chile Capital Markets
- 2022 - 2023 Next Generation Partner, Chile Corporate and M&A
- 2022 – 2023 Next Generation Partner, Chile Venture Capital
- 2021 - Recommended, Chile Capital Markets
- 2021 - Rising Star, Chile Corporate and M&A
- 2021 - Recommended, Chile Venture Capital
- 2018-19 - Recommended, Chile Corporate and M&A
- Best Lawyers (Capital Markets 2020 - 2021 - 2022)
- Leaders League
- 2023 Leading Startups & Innovations
- 2023 Highly recommended Corporate M&A
- 2023 Excellent Fintech.
- 2023 Leading Lawyers (Most Influential Lawyer sub 45, Investment Funds)
- "Regulación Fintech: Finanzas Abiertas" April, 2023
- Author, Chilean chapter of the book Securities Finance, in Getting the Deal Through, 2016-2017 (in English)
- "Getting the Deal Through," Securities Finance, 2016
- "Getting the Deal Through," Securities Finance, 2017
Jorge worked as Foreign Associate at DLA Piper LLP (US) – New York Office, during 2017-2018.Before joining DLA Piper in Chile he was a Capital Markets Advisor of the Ministry of Finance and associate in a major Chilean law firm.
Memberships And Affiliations
- Founder and Executive Director of Fundación Cientouno
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