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Brigard Urrutia

Brigard Urrutia  

Legal Services | Colombia

tel: +57 60 1 346 20 11 | fax: +57 60 1 310 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: 169

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


Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust and Competition Law
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Cannabis Law
  • Capital Markets, Securities and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Crime, Compliance and Investigations
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Environment and Sustainable Business
  • Family Law
  • 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
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate, Urban Regulation, Hotel and Agribusiness
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Sports Law
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications, Media and Technology
  • Trust and Estates
Representative Clients
  • The Firm attends both local and international clients in antitrust filings and competition investigations in Colombia. Among our most relevant and recent clients we include:
  • - Exxon Mobil
  • - Primax Colombia S.A.
  • - Maersk
  • - Intertug
  • - Ecopetrol



Senior Associate/Associate

Pablo Angel Vallejo

Pablo Angel VallejoSenior Associate

Andrea Bonnet

Andrea BonnetSenior Associate

Daniela Caicedo

Daniela CaicedoSenior Associate

Nicolas Cardona

Nicolas CardonaSenior Associate

Camilo Castrillon

Camilo CastrillonSenior Associate

Diana Chavez

Diana ChavezAssociates

Daniel Duque

Daniel DuqueSenior Associate

Lucas Fajardo

Lucas FajardoAssociate

Angela Garcia

Angela GarciaSenior Associate

Paola Guerrero

Paola GuerreroSenior Associate

Monica Gutierrez

Monica GutierrezSenior Associate

Natalia Hernandez

Natalia HernandezSenior Associate

Diana Monsalve

Diana MonsalveAssociates

Camilo Mutis

Camilo MutisSenior Associate

Julian Parra

Julian ParraSenior Associate

Laura Ricardo

Laura RicardoAssociate

Maria Fernanda Sanchez

Maria Fernanda SanchezSenior Associate

Juan Sanint

Juan SanintSenior Associate

Jose Sierra

Jose Alejandro SierraSenior Associate



Real Time Newsletter - June 1, 2021
Brigard Urrutia, June 2021

New measures for state contracting for economic reactivation. Through Decree 579 of 2021, issued on May 31 by the National Planning Department, certain transitory paragraphs enshrined in Decree 1082 of 2015 or the sole Regulatory Decree of the Administrative Planning Sector, were replaced in matters of state contracting. To understand the measure, it should be mentioned that previously the DNP issued Decree 399 of April 2021, the purpose of which is to promote economic reactivation, allowing the selection procedures of state entities to evaluate the financial and organizational capacity of the bidders...

Colombia Updates the Customs Regime
Brigard Urrutia, April 2021

The National Government issued Decree 360 of 2021 that modifies the customs regime contained in Decree 265 of 2019, in order to provide legal security to foreign trade users by specifying the substantial and formal obligations that must be met in the customs procedures and regimes. In addition, it temporarily modified the obligation regarding the minimum amount of liquid assets required of customs agencies...

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Brigard Urrutia's Innovation System Wins Seal of Good Practices in Innovation Awarded by the CCB and Icontec
Brigard Urrutia, March 2021

EUREKA, Brigard Urrutia's innovation system, has been awarded with the Seal of Good Practices in Innovation by the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce and Icontec. This recognition is the result of the work of the team within the firm that is part of Eureka and a correct implementation of the culture of innovation, as it allows the firm to be at the forefront of best practices while strengthening the services offered to clients and the community. Eureka is an innovation management system that was born from the need to open spaces for the constant generation of ideas. This system was created to strengthen the firm's value proposition, reinforce team leadership and enhance competitive advantages...

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...

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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𠏋 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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