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Brigard Urrutia

Manuel Fernando Quinche

Manuel Fernando Quinche



  • Banking and Financial Services

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Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Brigard Urrutia's partner since 2011. Mr. Quinche has more than 13 years of experience practicing in the areas of Structured Finance, Project Finance and Corporate/M&A. During 5 years Mr. Quinche worked in Corporate Finance at a prestigious law firm in New York. He has acted as legal counsel to borrowers, project sponsors and developers, lenders and financial institutions in various national and international corporate and project finance transactions, including, among others, commercial bank loans, syndicated loans, financings with multilateral institutions, financings with export credit agencies and financings through capital markets. Mr. Quinche’s project finance experience includes advise to either financers or project developers in toll road projects, ports, oil & gas transportation infrastructure, LNG facilities, airports, power generation facilities, power transmission infrastructure, public transportation infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure, downstream, midstream and upstream oil & gas infrastructure and, in general, public infrastructure developed under PPP programs.

Mr. Quinche recent work highlights include the USD7 billion Ecopetrol's Cartagena Refinery Project, Ecopetrol's Barrancabermeja Refinery expansion financings, USD700 million Puerto Bahia Port Project, USD1 billion toll road concessions, among others. He advice SABMiller in the acquisition through a merger of Bavaria SA (U$ 7.8 billion) and Millicom International in its merger with UNE-EPM.

Mr. Quinche obtained his JD from Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario, has a degree on corporate law from Universidad de los Andes and an LL.M degree from New York University School of Law. He has been admitted to the practice both in Colombia and New York. Currently, he is also a Professor of Corporate Finance in the Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario, as well as in other Colombian universities.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the practice of law in Colombia and New York. Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Securities, Banking and Finance and Project Finance.


Lawyer from Universidad del Rosario. He holds an LL.M degree from New York University School of Law.
Areas of Practice

Banking and Financial Services

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

Formerly worked for Sidley Austin LLP (New York) as senior associate (2006 - 2009).

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...

External Circular 015 of 2020 Issued by the Superintendence of Finance
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

The Superintendence of Finance of Colombia issued External Circular 015 of 2020, whereby instructions related to the treatment of subsidy resources drawn by the State through Credit Institutions or Specialised Electronic Deposit Societies (SEDPES) within the framework of the Solidarity Income Programme are detailed...

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