Partners: Carlos Umana (Managing Partner), Carlos Urrutia, Sergio Michelsen, Carlos Fradique-Mendez, Luis Alfredo Barragan, Álvaro Cala, Manuel Quinche, Irma Rivera, Jose Francisco Mafla, Luis Gabriel Morcillo, Darío Laguado, Lucas Moreno, Alejandro Garcia, Catalina Santos, Jaime Robledo
Number of associates: 150
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Founded in 1934 and with over 80 years of experience, Brigard Urrutia is recognised as a leading law firm in Colombia and one of the most prestigious in Latin America.
The firm is committed to its clients and seeks to provide them with comprehensive and expert advice. It has a proven track record as a supplier of first rate legal services to a global clientele formed by industrial, commercial and service companies, banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, insurance companies, as well as national and foreign government agencies and companies.
It has a multidisciplinary team of over 150 specialised attorneys in various practice areas of business law, who follow the most rigorous ethical principles and the highest standards of professional excellence. All of its partners and associates are fluent in at least one language other than Spanish, and many of them are admitted to practice in foreign jurisdictions (most notably in the state of New York). The firm’s lawyers are graduates from Colombia’s top universities and many have completed postgraduate programs in law schools located in the US and Europe. Brigard Urrutia also has a management team that is constantly innovating through solutions, best practices and trends to attain optimal customer experience levels.
Main Areas of Practice:
■ Antitrust & Competition Law
■ Banking & Financial Services
■ Capital Markets, Securities & Private Equity
■ Corporate M&A
■ Customs & International Trade
■ Due Diligence
■ Forex, Derivatives & Structured Finance
■ Infrastructure & Public Utilities
■ Insurance & Reinsurance
■ Labour & Employment
■ Litigation, Arbitration & Insolvency
■ Natural Resources & Environmental Law
■ Real Estate, Urban Regulation, Hotel & Agribusiness
■ Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
■ Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment & Technology
■ Trust & Estate
The firm’s international clients include 3M, Goldman Sachs & Co, Itau Bank, Bank of America, British Airways, BlackRock, Casino Groupe, Bancolombia, Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF), International Finance Corporation (IFC), The World Bank, Citigroup Global Markets, HSBC Securities, Parque Arauco, Ecopetrol S.A., Pei Asset Management, Shikun & Binui, UNE EPM, Fanalca, AB InBev, Celsia, Scania, Refinería de Cartagena, Vinci, Votorantim, Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce S.A., Veolia, Smith & Nephew PLC., to mention some.