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Brigard Urrutia

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Front-running full-service firm presenting an established and highly successful capital markets practice. Impressive track record covers a wide range of mandates such as sovereign bond offerings, securitisation and drafting of key derivatives agreements. Complex regulatory advice is one of the team's strengths. Also highly active assisting with fund formation and structuring. Local and international financial institutions acting as underwriters and corporate issuers benefit from its expertise. Brigard Urrutia's clientele includes Colombian public companies and government institutions.

Strengths

"I am very happy with the legal services I have received from Brigard Urrutia. Their lawyers have not only helped me understand the applicable Colombian regulations, but also the practical risks and realities of the market," an interviewee enthuses.

A client also praises the firm for offering "a team of lawyers who stand out for their legal knowledge, as well as their sensibility, and experience in, diverse lines of business."

Work highlights

Brigard Urrutia acted as counsel to BBVA Colombia, Bancolombia and Citibank, as underwriters, on a USD1.29 billion treasury notes offering by the Republic of Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Outstanding partner Carlos Fradique Méndez "has a vast knowledge and experience across a wide range of tax matters," an interviewee says. Another observer further praises his leading practice in this field, describing him as "an expert in financial regulation." Carlos Fradique Méndez plays a key role advising clients on sovereign bond offerings, the public offering of notes and regulatory mandates.

Well-regarded partner Luis Gabriel Morcillo "has an important experience and knowledge of the capital markets sector," according to a client, who also adds: "He provides very thorough and efficient advice." Another observer further singles him out for being "extremely knowledgeable on sector-related regulatory mandates." Luis Gabriel Morcillo is well placed to advise clients on the public offering of notes and the issuances of debt.

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Overview

Our Capital Markets and Private Equity Team provides advice to all types of local and foreign investors, family offices, general partners, and investment advisers in all business law areas related to fund formation and fundraising, as well as to the investment and divestment of collective investment funds’ assets under management (mergers and acquisitions, and financing structures). Due to our extensive experience and knowledge of the financial and capital markets regulations, we also provide assistance in the promotion of foreign financial and capital markets-related products and services in Colombia and to Colombian residents.

We represent local and foreign issuers, institutional investors, brokers, investment banks, financial institutions, governments and supranational organizations in the issuance of equity and debt securities, corporate bonds, sovereign bonds, structured and subordinated notes, ADRs and GDRs and participation units of private equity funds, ETFs and REITs.

Throughout our history, we have had the opportunity to witness and contribute to the development of the Colombian economy by advising our clients on groundbreaking, landmark transactions. We have also pioneered in the capital markets realm by designing legal structures that enable our clients to achieve their goals.

Capital Markets

Brigard Urrutia

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Location

Calle 70 BIS, #4 - 41

PO Box 23981

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

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Colombia

Capital Markets


Carlos Fradique Méndez
Band 1
Luis Gabriel Morcillo
Band 2