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Brigard Urrutia

Irma Isabel Rivera Ramirez

Irma Isabel Rivera Ramirez



  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency

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WSG Leadership

Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency
Insurance/Re-Insurance Group
Partner at Brigard Urrutia. Leader of the Litigation, Arbitration, and Insolvency team, as well as the Insurance and Reinsurance team. Additionally, she is in charge of the Shared Value Program of the firm.

Mrs. Rivera graduated from the Law School of Universidad Sergio Arboleda and the postgraduate program in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Business Strategy at the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

With more than 22 years of experience, she has advised national and foreign clients in complex and recognized litigation before the ordinary jurisdiction and arbitration tribunals.

Currently, she is a national arbitrator in multiple arbitration tribunals before the Center of Arbitration and Conciliation of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá and Cali and likewise serves as an arbitrator before the Center of Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts of the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru.

She is a teacher in postgraduate and undergraduate programs in various universities. Professor at the Law School of Universidad Sergio Arboleda in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has been invited as a panelist at various conferences at both the national and international level.

She is a member and mentor at the Spanish Arbitration Club (Club Español de Arbitraje CE Mujeres), a member of the Colombian Committee on Arbitration, member of the Latin American Association of Arbitration (ALARB), member of Arbitral Women and member of the Advisory Board of the Jamaica International Arbitration Centre (JAIAC), amongst other organizations.

She has been recognized by publications such as Chambers and Partners, Leaders League and The Legal 500.
She has written in various specialized publications.nd recently in the first Latin American edition of Legal 500.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice law in Colombia in 1996.


Lawyer from Universidad Sergio Arboleda. She holds a postgraduate degree in Alternative Methods for Conflict Resolution, Arbitration and Conciliation from Universidad del Rosario.
Areas of Practice

Insurance and Reinsurance | Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency


Procedural Terms Suspended Until May 10th with Exceptions
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

Superior Council of the Judicial Branch extended suspension of procedural terms and deadlines until May 10th, with initial exceptions and some others. Agreement PCSJA20-11546 April 25, 2020 The Superior Council of the Judicial Branch extended the suspension of procedural deadlines until May the 10th, with certain exceptions: Constitutional (tutela) and Habeas Corpus actions*. The ones related to fundamental rights of life, health and personal freedom, are prioritized...

New Decree on Insolvency Proceedings
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

On 15 April 2020, the National Government issued Decree 560 of 2020, which adopts special transitional measures in insolvency processes, within the framework of the State of Emergency. The Decree modifies aspects of the current regime, adds mechanisms to protect the company and employment and, where appropriate, facilitate the reallocation of the debtor's resources to other uses through the liquidation process. 1...

Government Amends Justice and ADR Regulations
Brigard Urrutia, March 2020

The main measures included in the Government’s 491 Decree are: The service of process regarding Administrative acts will be online Terms and deadlines of Administrative proceedings are suspended. Suspension may be partial or total and related to some or to all the proceedings. Terms and deadlines will continue the day after the emergency ends. Suspension of the Statute of limitations related to administrative proceedings until the day when proceedings restart...

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