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Brigard Urrutia

Brigard Urrutia  

Legal Services | Colombia

tel: +571 346 20 11 | fax: +571 310 06 09
Calle 70 Bis # 4 - 41, Bogota D.C. | Bogota | 110231 | Colombia


Bogota, Colombia

Brigard Urrutia's 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 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.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1934
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 3
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 151

Languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and German


Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust and Competition Law
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Capital Markets, Securities and Private Equity
  • Compliance
  • Corporate
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Due Diligence
  • Environment and Sustainable Business
  • Forex,Derivatives and Structured Finance
  • Immigration
  • Infrastructure and Public Utilities
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour and Employment
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Natural Resources
  • Real Estate, Urban Regulation, Hotel and Agribusiness
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications, Media and Technology
  • Trust and Estates
Representative Clients
  • The firm's clients include industrial and commercial companies from all business sectors, banks and other financial institutions, insurance companies, professional firms and foreign governments.Brigard Urrutia´s clients originate from the United States, the Americas Western and Eastern Europe, Japan and other Asia Pacific countries.

MME Memorandum on Safety and Health Measures at Work
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

As a complement to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection guide for the reduction of the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the Energy and mining industry, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (“MME”) together with the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Joint Memorandum 01 of 2020 (the “Memorandum”), which includes safety and health measures required for companies in the mining-energy industry in order to carry out their activities...

Real Time Covid-19 - Week of May 25
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

THE MOST OUTSTANDING ADVANCES OF THE DAY (May 26) Mandatory preventive isolation is extended until May 31.As announced last week, the National Government decided to extend the mandatory isolation until May 31, 2020. This new extension contemplates the same measures and exceptions established in Decree 636 of May 6, 2020. Three days without VAT in Colombia.The National Government has decided to exclude commercial leases from VAT and reduce national consumption tax rates. Likewise, it established a special exemption in the sales tax for certain goods in purchases made on June 19, 2020, July 3, 2020 or July 19, 2020. Check here which are the goods covered by said exemption...

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Brigard Urrutia Expands its Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the Appointment of Two New Partners
Brigard Urrutia, January 2020

Brigard Urrutia is proud to announce the strengthening of its Corporate / M&A team with the appointment of Fernando Castillo and Tomas Holguín as new Partners of the Firm, effective as of January 1, 2020. The new partners are lawyers who have stood out for their personal qualities and for their professional skills, demonstrating exceptional leadership in the legal services market and achieving an important trajectory in the Firm...

Latin Lawyer Announces Carlos Urrutia Valenzuela as Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Brigard & Urrutia, April 2015

Latin Lawyer is delighted to present its Lifetime Achievement Award Carlos Urrutia Valenzuela, Colombia's ambassador to the United States and the former managing partner at Colombia’s Brigard & Urrutia Abogados. Carlos Urrutia Valenzuela’s appointment as ambassador to the US in 2012, as well as his membership of the panel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, indicates the high-standing of the former Brigard & Urrutia partner, not just in his home country of Colombia, but across the region as a whole...

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More on Brigard Urrutia

As a firm based in a country like Colombia that for many years has fought for raising education levels, Brigard Urrutia (BU) recognized it is responsible for sharing the knowledge they preserved. Accordingly, since BU’s establishment, Education has been at the heart of the Social Responsibility Program. As BU expanded and developed, the CSR program adapted to the new firm and context. By 2017, it evolved to the Shared Value Program with the purpose of becoming a full structured program that proactively works with its stakeholders to create social/environmental value for the country. Maintaining education as a building block, three other pillars were introduced to the program: diversity, conciliation and environmental management. These are linked by four action lines that facilitate achieving the desired impact: pro bono, volunteering, inclusion and fund raising. Each pillar answers an specific context and has its own objectives. BU understands diversity and inclusion from a perspective of respect to others and their differences. Also, as the firm grew in number of people and practice areas, BU evidenced that diverse people conveyed richer ideas that resulted in innovation. On the other hand, Conciliation was conceived as a response to the specific circumstances of Colombia and its context in order to support reconciliation projects that promote social and rural innovation. Additionally, BU acknowledes that everyday activities have an impact in environment that can be reduced through raising awarness and promoting initiatives to take action. Finally, for BU the most valuable thing to share is legal knowledge. Therefore, among the action lines, pro bono is a priority and has a bigger team working for it: two coordinators, two interns and the Shared Value team. Brigard Urrutia agrees that more needs to be done and that the next goal is to align across the industry to work as a team and achieve bigger tangible impacts.

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