Brigard Urrutia

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Brigard Urrutia

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Firm profile for Global 2021

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Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020

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Managing Partner: Carlos Umaña
Partners: Carlos Urrutia, Sergio Michelsen, Carlos Fradique-Méndez, Álvaro Cala, Irma Rivera, Luis Gabriel Morcillo, Darío Laguado, José Francisco Mafla, Lucas Moreno, Alejandro García de Brigard, Catalina Santos, Jaime Robledo, Catalina Jaramillo, Claudia Navarro, Andrés Hernández, César Rodríguez, Eduardo Rosado Fernández de Castro, Fernando Castillo and Tomás Holguín
Number of associates: 150
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
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’s size gives it the ability to offer an unparalleled range of first-class legal services and bespoke solutions to its global client base which includes leading domestic and foreign financial institutions, multinational corporations, private equity/venture capital funds, state-owned enterprises, governments and multilateral agencies. The firm frequently advises on complex cross-border matters, and its attorneys have been involved in many of Colombia’s groundbreaking landmark transactions. The firm is committed to its clients and seeks to provide them with comprehensive and expert advice.

It has a multidisciplinary team of over 140 specialised attorneys in various practice areas of business law, who follow the most rigorous ethical principles and the highest standards of professional excellence. All its partners and associates are fluent in at least one language other than Spanish, and many 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 post-graduate programs in law schools located in the United States 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. As part of its transparency policies and institutional values, it has a corporate governance structure that allows the firm to implement the best international practices. These practices help guarantee compliance of internal and external rules and achieve the objectives set forth in its Strategic Plan.

The firm provides clients with a privileged access to top tier law firms in most countries through global networks. These networks allow Brigard Urrutia to be at the forefront of best practices and global trends in the field of legal service provision, taking advantage of the experience of colleagues in other jurisdictions. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, Pacific Rim Advisory Council, World Services Group, The Interlex Group, Ius Laboris - Global Human resources lawyers and Club de Abogados, among others.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Antitrust & Competition Law
■ Banking & Financial Services
■ Capital Markets, Securities & Private Equity
■ Compliance
■ Corporate
■ Customs & International Trade
■ Environment & Sustainable Business
■ Family Law
■ Forex, Derivatives & Structured Finance
■ Immigration
■ Infrastructure & Public Utilities
■ Insurance & reinsurance
■ Labour & Employment
■ Litigation, Arbitration & Insolvency
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Natural Resources
■ Public Law
■ Real Estate, Urban Regulation, Hotel & Agribusiness
■ Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
■ Tax
■ Telecommunications, Media & Technology
■ Trusts & Estates

Clients:
The firm’s clients include Goldman Sachs & Co., 3M, American Airlines, Itaú Bank, British Airways, Bank of America, BlackRock, Casino Groupe, Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), International Finance Corporation, Citigroup Global Markets, HSBC Securities, McDonalds Corporation, Parque Arauco, Ecopetrol S.A., Shikun & Binui, UNE EPM, AB InBev, Terranum Inversión, The World Bank, Refinería de Cartagena, Vinci, Votorantim, Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce S.A., Smith & Nephew PLC., Colombia Telecomunicaciones, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), Bancolombia, to mention some.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020

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Law and Practice

Environmental Law 2020 in Colombia

Authors: Guillermo Tejeiro, Juana Micán, Liliana Rubiano, Andrés Bornacelli

Ranked Departments

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Colombia

Banking & Finance
Band 1
Capital Markets
Band 1
Corporate/M&A
Band 1
Dispute Resolution
Band 3
Energy & Natural Resources
Band 2
Energy & Natural Resources: Mining
Band 2

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Colombia

Banking & Finance


Carlos Fradique Méndez
Band 1, Foreign expert
César Rodríguez
Up and Coming

Capital Markets


Carlos Fradique Méndez
Band 1, Foreign expert
Luis Gabriel Morcillo
Band 2

Corporate/M&A


Carlos Umaña Trujillo
Band 4
Darío Laguado
Band 3, Foreign expert

Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Carlos Fradique MéndezBanking & Finance
Sergio MichelsenCorporate/M&A
Juan Pablo CadenaIntellectual Property
Band 2
Luis Gabriel MorcilloCapital Markets
Band 3
Darío LaguadoCorporate/M&A
Claudia NavarroEnergy & Natural Resources
Maria Fernanda CastellanosIntellectual Property
Band 4
Irma Rivera RamírezDispute Resolution
Up and Coming
César RodríguezBanking & Finance
Associates to watch
Guillermo Tejeiro GutiérrezEnergy & Natural Resources
Marianna BozaEnergy & Natural Resources
Marianna BozaEnergy & Natural Resources: Mining
Foreign expert
Carlos Fradique MéndezBanking & Finance

Ranked Offices

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Colombia

Bogotá

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Head Office

Calle 70 A, # 4- 41

PO Box 23981

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

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