Brigard Urrutia


Calle 70 BIS #4-41

+571 346 2011

+57 1 310 0609

Key contacts:

Marketing, Communications and Business Development Director: Paula Varón
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Marketing and Communications Leader: Lorena Galván
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: more than 150
Network memberships: 31
Languages: Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin

Founded in 1934 and with over 85 years of experience, Brigard Urrutia is recognised as a leading law firm in Colombia and one of the most prestigious in Latin America. Brigard Urrutia provides legal advice and assistance in all areas of business law and representation in a wide range of matters, including transactional and non-transactional advice, litigation and dispute resolution. In addition, Brigard Urrutia has experience as a service provider for an important national and international client 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.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation

Carlos Fradique-Méndez
Capital Markets /Banking and Finance /Private Equity /ESG & Impact Investing

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised Carvajal S.A. in connection with the issuance of bonds at a price of COP$400 billion; advice to Pacific Rubiales, first foreign private issuer, 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 Empresas Públicas de Medellín (USD500M)

Luis Gabriel Morcillo
Capital Markets /ESG & Impact Investing

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Mr. Morcillo’s recent work highlights include the US$2 billion Government of Colombia sovereign bonds in 2019, adding up to US$7 billion over the past three years, the EPM USD 1 billion bond offering, Bancolombia’s US$750 bond offering, Transportadora de Gas Internacional S.A. E.S.P in the offering of US$750 million bonds, US$650 million bond refinancing made by Advent International over its stake in OCENSA, and the US$350 Frontera Energy Corporation’s bond offering. Additionally, Luis Gabriel leads the private equity and fund formation practice at Brigard Urrutia, recently advising Amarilo on the biggest Colombian closing of a real estate fund for COP$1 billion, and assisting clients on the constitution and development of investment funds for energy, structured debt, infrastructure, real estate, social impact and buy-out sectors, including the development of the innovative finance and impact investing ecosystem in Colombia.

César Rodríguez
Banking and Finance / Project Finance / ESG & Impact Investing

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Mr. Rodriguez has represented Lenders and Sponsors in the financing of several Colombia’s 4G toll road projects. In addition, César has advised lenders in the financing of power plants and power transmission lines, including Termotasajero and Elecnorte. Finally, it is worth mentioning that César is actively involved in the renewable energy sector, which is expected to be the next frontier for project financing in Colombia.

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  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Cali Office
Calle 6 Norte #1 - 42
Tel: +57 2 489 7394
Fax: +57 1 310 0609

Barranquilla Office
Carrera 53 #80 - 198
Tel: +57 5 385 0469

Medellín Office
Brigard Urrutia - Uribe Henao
Carrera 29C #10 C - 125
Edificio Select - Oficina 401
Tel: +57 4 3224365