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Brigard Urrutia

Alvaro Cala

Alvaro Cala



  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate, Urban Regulation, Hotel and Agribusiness

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Employment and Labor Group
Brigard Urrutia partner since 2006, with more than 25 years of experience. He was an intern and associate between 1991 and 1995, and returned to the firm in 1997. Mr. Cala advises leading domestic and foreign companies in connection with Commercial and Civil Law, Labour and Employment and aviation regulation. He leads the practice areas of Corporate and Real Estate where he works closely with other areas within the firm. He advices important companies such as 3M Colombia S.A, Leo Burnett Colombiana S.A., Media Planning Colombia S.A., McDonald’s Corporation, American Airlines, Iberia, IATA, LATAM, and British Airways, Votorantim Group, IBM, Lenovo, Directv, The Walt Disney Company, Sodexo, Banco Itaú, Phillips Colombia, Interjet and Cessna among others. Mr. Cala was Secretary-General of VECOL S.A. between 1995 y 1997.

Mr. Cala received his JD at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, from where he also holds a postgraduate degree in Commercial Law. Moreover, in 1999, he attended the Academy of American and International Law at the South Western Institute for International and Comparative Law.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice law in Colombia in 1992.


Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota (J.D. 1992)
University of Pennsylvania, (Advanced English, 1993)
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Postgraduate degree in Commercial Law, 1995)
Academy of American and International Law, Southwestern Legal Foundation (American Law Studies, 1999)
Areas of Practice

Corporate | Mergers and Acquisitions | Real Estate, Urban Regulation, Hotel and Agribusiness

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Recommended in Aviation by Who's Who Legal-2011

Professional Activities and Experience

Camilo J. Silva Abogados (Paralegal, 1991-1995)
Brigard & Urrutia (Paralegal and Associate, 1991-1995)
VECOL S.A. (General Secretary, 1995-1997)


New Modification of Financial Statement Presentation Dates
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

The Circular 100-000010 of May 26, 2020 states the following deadlines: Deadlines for submission of financial statements at 31 December 2019 Last two digits of the NIT Maximum deadline for sending information in the year 2020 Last two digits of the NIT Maximum deadline for sending information in the year 2020 01-06  Wednesday 3, June   54- 59  Wednesday 17, June 07-12 Thursday 4, June

External Circular No. 100-00008 of the Superintendence of Corporations
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

The new deadlines for the submission of financial statements are as follows: 1...

Extension of the Preventive Mandatory Isolation in Colombia
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

Once again the national government extended the preventive mandatory isolation in the national territory. By means the Decree 593, 2020 issued by the Ministry of Interior under the sanitary emergency caused by the Covi-19, the national government extended the current mandatory isolation from April 27 at 00:00 to May 11 at 00:00. Pursuant to this Decree it is ordered to continue with the mandatory preventive isolation limiting the free circulation of individuals and vehicles...

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