Luis Alfredo Barragan

Luis Alfredo Barragan


Brigard Urrutia

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With over 29 years of experience, he is currently team leader of the Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency practice and as such has represented foreign and domestic companies in the most noteworthy litigation and arbitration proceedings in Colombia, in both Civil and Business/Commercial Law as well as Administrative ones. He has also taken active part in numerous proceedings of restructuring and liquidation of companies.

Mr. Barragán is Member of the Latin American Arbitration Group of the ICC, of the American Bar Association, of the “Club Español de Arbitraje” (Spanish Arbitration Club), of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals and also figures as Member of the roster of arbitrators of the “Asociación de ex magistrados de las Altas Cortes de Colombia- Asomagíster” (Association of Former Magistrate Judges of the High Courts of Colombia-Asomagister).

Lecturer of the course on Alternative Resolution Methods of Disputes and Commercial Law at the prestigious and renown Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario and has been speaker at numerous conferences in Colombia and abroad.

Mr. Barragán has been selected by an assorted array of specialized publications as one of the top Lawyers in his field of specialty, like Euromoney Legal Media Group, Who´s Who legal, Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, The Legal 500 Latin America and Best Lawyers et al.

He has written in various publications that are specialized in the field of arbitration, execution of collateral and restructuring

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice law in Colombia.


Graduate Lawyer from the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario with graduate degrees on Corporations from Universidad Javeriana and on Commercial Proceedings from the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB). Holds a Master´s Degree in International Commercial Law from the University of California in the United States of America; has attended various courses and seminars among which we find Litigation in Electronic Media from the University of Cologne in Germany. On American Legal Institutions obtained in Wisconsin, USA and on International Arbitration earned at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, France. Mr. Barragán is an Active Member of the Official Roster and has acted as Arbitrator before the Chambers of Commerce of Bogotá, Medellin and Cali and as an international arbitrator in proceedings held per the ICC rules and the rules from the UNCITRAL.

Areas of Practice

Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association, Arbitration and ADR Sections,
Washington D.C., United States of America, 1997
World's Leading Litigation Lawyer, Euromoney Legal Media Group,
London, United Kingdom, 1999.


Professor, Commercial Law, Universidad Nuestra Se�ora del Rosario, 1992-1993, Bogota, Colombia

Professor, �Alternative Dispute Resolution�, Universidad Nuestra Senora del Rosario, 2001

Assistant Professor, Civil Contracts, Assistant Professor, Administrative Contracts, Universidad Nuestra Se�ora del Rosario, 1990-1991, Bogot�, Colombia

Lecturer, Law Research Methodology, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, 1993, Bogot�, Colombia

Lecturer, Reorganization Proceedings under Colombia Law, Universidad de los Andes, 1998, Bogot�, Colombia

Lecturer, Year 2000 Crisis, Litigation Perspectives, Administrative Council to the Judicial Career, 1998, Medell�n, Colombia

Professional Activities and Experience

Banco de Bogot�, Legal Department (Staff Attorney and Legal Assistant, 1989-1990) Bogot�, Colombia

General Post Administration of Colombia ( General Director, 1990) Bogot�, Colombia

Ministry of Communications of Colombia (Delegate-Legal Advisor, Colombian Delegation to the

Administration Council International Telecommunications Union, 1990) Geneva, Swiss

Ministry of Communications of Colombia (Technical Secretary to the Reorganization Committee, 1990) Bogot�, Colombia

Ministry of Communications of Colombia (Legal Advisor and General Assistant to the Minister, 1989-1990) Bogot�, Colombia

Abogados Asociados ( Senior Associate, General Litigation Practice, 1991-1993), Bogot�, Colombia

IMPSA Andina S.A.- IMPSA de Colombia (General Secretary In house Counsel, 1993-1996) Bogot�, Colombia

Brigard & Urrutia Abogados (Senior Associate, Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group, 1996). Partner of the firm since july 1� of 2001