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Brigard Urrutia

Luis Gabriel Morcillo

Luis Gabriel Morcillo

Partner

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  • Capital Markets, Securities and Private Equity

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Capital Markets, Securities and Private Equity
Co-Chair
Profile
Luis Gabriel is a Partner of the Capital Markets, Securities & Private Equity and Corporate/M&A Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on securities offerings, including both equity and debt offerings in the Colombian Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, and under 144A and Reg S rules. He has been involved in many of the largest securities offerings out of Colombia, including landmark offerings such as the first double-listed issuer, the first ETF and the first simultaneous offering made both in Colombia and in international markets. He frequently advises clients on Private Equity matters, including fund formation, fund raising and the implementation of investment policies for companies and projects in a cross-border basis, being a recognized leader on the development of the Colombian private equity industry. He also advises several national and foreign financial entities in financial services, corporate governance and securities regulations. In addition, he has advised national and foreign clients on M&A transactions (both for listed and privately held companies). He has recently focused some extracurricular activities in fostering the venture capital and entrepreneurs’ ecosystem and in developing social impact investment funds in Colombia.

Mr. Morcillo is a graduate of the School of Law of Universidad de Los Andes, with additional diplomas in History and Economics from the same university. He also earned an LL.M at University College London (UCL), where he was awarded the academic excellence Joseph Hume Scholarship. He attended Negotiation courses at Harvard Law School and was awarded a Diploma in Private Equity from Oxford University.

He worked as a international associate in Hogan Lovells LLP, also in the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, he began his career at the Superintendence of Finance of Colombia. Mr. Morcillo regularly participates in presentations and conferences about private equity and capital markets, and is a regular lecturer at Universidad del Rosario, Universidad de Los Andes and CESA Business School in Colombia. Formerly, he was an assistant professor teaching Public Finance at Universidad de Los Andes.

Education

Lawyer from Universidad de los Andes, with additional diplomas in History and Economics from the same university. He holds an LL.M in Financial Law from University College London (UCL).
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets, Securities and Private Equity

Articles

Fitch Downgrades Colombia's Rating to BBB-
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

According to the report published by Fitch Ratings, the sharp fall in oil and the efforts of the National Government to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic are the main causes of the weakening of the fiscal and economic capacity of the country that has resulted in the rating downgrade from BBB to BBB-, the lowest rating within investment grade...

Superintendence of Finance Orders the Resumption of Terms
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

The Superintendence of Finance issued resolution 368 of 2020 in which it adopted special measures for the attention of the public and the provision of services by this entity. Through this regulation, the SFC ordered the resumption of terms of all the administrative actions carried out by the SFC, as of April 2, 2020...

Special Deadlines for Private Equity Fund’s Investors Assemblies
Brigard Urrutia, March 2020

The National Government issued Decree 434 of 2020 with the aim of mitigating the economic effects of COVID-19 in Colombian territory...

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