Brigard Urrutia

Carlos Fradique Méndez

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Banking and Financial Services; Capital Markets, Securities and Private Equity; Forex, Derivatives and Structured Finance


Senior partner of Brigard Urrutia with 30 years of professional experience in Financial Markets and Regulation. Carlos has been particularly active in Project Finance, Corporate and Structure Finance, Capital Markets and Securities Transactions, Derivatives and Structure Products and Private and Venture Capital Hedge Funds.

Carlos is a pioneer in the creation and consolidation of the Private Equity and Foreign Investment industry in Colombia and has been very active in many upstream and downstream investments, infrastructure and financing transactions.

Carlos received an LLM in International Banking and Finance at the Boston University, and an LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Ottawa. He also graduated from the International Development Law Program of the International Development Law Organization in Rome, Italy and from the Program in Financial Law at Universidad de los Andes.

Carlos served as Chief Legal Officer and Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Finance/Treasury Department of Colombia and was also an associate with Shearman and Sterling in NYC.

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