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Brigard Urrutia

Carlos Umana

Carlos Umana

Managing Partner

Expertise

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

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Activity

WSG Leadership

Infrastructure and Public Utilities
Co-Chair
WSG Main Group
Member
IBA Group
Member
Mining Group
Member
Private Equity Group
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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

External Circular No. 019 -2020 of the UPME
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

Regarding its functions, the UPME has been monitoring the demand for electrical energy and natural gas on a daily basis, in order to identify the impact of the measures taken to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the consumption of these energies. The following conclusions have been reached from this monitoring: Energy demand fell in April by 16.92% compared to the average scenario projected by the UPME and by 11.10% so far in May...

Protocols for the Reactivation of the Construction Sector
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection was given the authority to determine and issue biosecurity protocols to mitigate, control, prevent the spread and properly manage the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. It is necessary to emphasize that all companies that reactivate their work must establish timely channels of communication between the employer and the worker to notify suspicious cases...

Resolution 622 of 2020 of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

Regulations to carry out inspection, surveillance & health control of water for human consumption through a protocol applied by competent entities. The protocol for inspection, monitoring and control of water quality for human consumption in rural areas should be adopted. This protocol and the procedures to be followed are established in the Technical Annex, which is part of the Resolution...

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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