Brigard Urrutia

Carlos Fradique Méndez

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


Brigard Urrutia's partner since 1996, with more than 25 years of experience. Mr. Fradique- Méndez advises leading local and foreign companies in the areas of Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and Structured Finance, Customs and Foreign Trade and Tax. Among his most prominent transactions is the advice to Carvajal S.A. in connection with the issuance of bonds at COP$400 billion; advice to Pacific Rubiales in the registration of their stocks at the Colombian Stock Market and at the RNVE; legal assessment to Bank of America, Merrill Lynch y JP Morgan Securities (first buyers) in a bond offering under Rule144A/Reg S of EPM (USD500M), among others.

Law graduate from Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario with honours and where he was President of the Law Students' Association. Holds a master's degree (LL.M) in International Commercial Law from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Boston, United States. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes.

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