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Carlos Fradique-Mendez

Carlos Fradique-Mendez


Brigard Urrutia

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Brigard & Urrutia partner since 1996, with more than 20 years of experience. Mr. Fradique- Mendez advises leading domestic and foreign companies in the areas of Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and Structured Finance, Customs and Foreign Trade and Tax. Among his most prominent transactions is the advice to Carvajal S.A. in connection with the issuance of bonds at a price of COP$400.000.000.000; advice to Pacific Rubiales, first foreign private issuer, in the registration of their stocks at the Colombian Stock Market and at the RNVE; legal assessment to Bank of America, Merrill Lynch y JP Morgan Securities (first buyers) in a bond offering under Rule144A/Reg S of Empresas Publicas de Medellín (USD500M), among others.

Law graduate of Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario University from which he graduated with honours and where he was President of the Law Students' Association. Holds a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Boston, United States. Also holds a postgraduate degree in Financial Law from Los Andes University.


Institution: Universidad de los Andes
Program: Financial Law
Year of Completion:

Institution: University of Boston
Program: LL.M Banking and Finance
Degree: LL.M
Year of Completion:

Institution: University of Ottawa
Program: LL.M International Commercial Law
Degree: LL.M
Year of Completion:

Institution: Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario
Program: Law
Degree: Lawyer
Year of Completion: 1990
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Recognised as 'Highly Recommended Lawyer' by PLC Which Lawyer? In 2007, Latin Lawyer chose him as one of the 40 best lawyers under the age of 40 in Latin America. This latter publication also mentioned him as being one of the 23 best lawyers in the Capital Markets field. Mr. Fradique- Mendez was recognized in Banking & Finance: Capital Markets by Chambers & Partners Latin America - 2012 and recommended in Project Finance and Real Estate by Who's Who Legal-2011.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association

President of the Colombian Chapter at the New York State Bar Association
Member of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the AMV

Professional Activities and Experience

- Shearman & Sterling
New York, New York
Foreign Associate in the International Financial Group September 1995 - June 1996
-Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Treasury Department Bogota, Colombia
Head of the Legal Office
November 1993 - August 1994
-Brigard & Urrutia Abogados
Bogota, Colombia
August 1992 - October 1993
- Mexican Ministry of Finance
Office in charge of NAFTA
negotiations in Canada Ottawa, Canada
Legal Assistant September 1991 - May 1992

Directors Liabilities
Colombian Financial Statute: A Fine-tuning regulation
Chapter: Colombia Securities Finance (2007)

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