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Brigard Urrutia

Carlos Fradique-Mendez

Carlos Fradique-Mendez

Partner

Expertise

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Capital Markets, Securities and Private Equity
  • Forex,Derivatives and Structured Finance
  • Tax

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Profile
Carlos Fradique-Mendez, senior partner of Brigard Urrutia with 30 years of professional experience, is a licensed practitioner in Colombia and a member of the New York Bar. Mr. Fradique-Mendez has been a pioneer in the creation and consolidation of the Private Equity and Foreign Investment industry in Colombia and has been very active in a large number of upstream and downstream investment, infrastructure and financing transactions.

Mr. Fradique- Mendez received an LLM in International Banking and Finance at the Boston University, and an LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Ottawa. He also graduated from the International Development Law Program of the International Development Law Organization in Rome, Italy and from the Program in Financial Law at Universidad de los Andes.

He has consistently been selected as a top deal and regulatory lawyer in the Colombian financial market, as a top capital market lawyer in Latin America by Latin Lawyer and has been recognized as a “star individual” in banking and finance by Chambers & Partners. He served as Chief Legal Officer and Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Finance/Treasury Department of Colombia and was also an associate with Shearman and Sterling in NYC.

Education

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

Banking and Financial Services | Capital Markets, Securities and Private Equity | Forex,Derivatives and Structured Finance | Tax

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
  • International 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
Associate
August 1992 - October 1993
- Mexican Ministry of Finance
Office in charge of NAFTA
negotiations in Canada Ottawa, Canada
Legal Assistant September 1991 - May 1992
Articles

Collection of Several Bancoldex Credit Lines
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

This news is a compilation of all the credit lines that have been approved by Bancoldex in the last few weeks. Through Circular No...

New Resolutions of the National Commission for Agricultural Credit
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

National Commission of Agricultural Credit issues resolutions, by which the capacity of the FAG and the validity of guarantees are modified. The National Commission for Agricultural Credit issued Resolution No...

Collection of Several Bancoldex Credit Lines
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

Bancoldex credit lines that contribute to business sustainability and job preservation in the presence of COVID-19. This news is a compilation of all the credit lines that have been approved by Bancoldex in the last few weeks. Through Circular No...

Additional Articles

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


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