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Carlos Umana

Managing Partner
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Brigard Urrutia

Bogota, Colombia
    Local Time: Saturday 03:34

Practice Expertise

  • Environment and Sustainable Business
  • Infrastructure and Public Utilities
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Natural Resources

Areas of Practice

  • Environment and Sustainable Business
  • Infrastructure and Public Utilities
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Natural Resources
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
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WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Mining Group - Member
  • Private Equity Group - Member

Profile

Managing partner of Brigard Urrutia since 2012 and partner since 1990, with more than 30 years of experience. He splits his time between several practice areas and is particularly commended for his knowledge in infrastructure, public procurement, utility law and natural resources law.

Per Chambers and Partners, Mr. Umana is highly renowned for his expertise as a “skilled negotiator” and “praised for his experience and sharp technical knowledge”.

Mr. Umana graduated from the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario and holds a Master's degree in Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law, which he obtained in 1985.

Recognized in Corporate/M&A, Public Law and Projects by Chambers & Partners Latin America- 2016 and in Corporate M&A in Chambers and Partners Global 2017.

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate M&A and Projects in Legal 500-2016.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to practice law in Colombia in 1983.

Education
Lawyer from Universidad del Rosario. He holds a master’s degree in Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Environment and Sustainable Business
  • Infrastructure and Public Utilities
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Natural Resources
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Mr. Umana was mentioned in the Corporate / M&A section of the 2006 and 2007 editions of the publication Chamber's Global.

Is an arbitrator for the Bogota Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Centre, and has also acted as arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce.


Professional Associations
  • International Bar Association

Colegio de Abogados Rosaristas- Chair of the Utility Committee of the International Bar Association.


Professional Activities and Experience
Professor of Roman Law, Universidad del Rosario
Foreign Attorney, Burke & Burke, 1985

Articles

Additional Articles"La Seguridad Social y el Seguro de Invalidez, Vejez y Muerte", Bogotá, 1983
"Judicial Restrictions to Employment at-Will", New York 1985

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