Carlos Fradique-Mendez new Managing Partner at Brigard Urrutia
Brigard Urrutia's senior partner was unanimously elected as the firm's managing partner as
of April 2023.
Carlos is a recognized expert in financial law and has led the development of complex
structures and financial instruments in matters such as project and infrastructure finance,
capital markets, PE/VC funds, asset management and financial derivatives, as well as in the
successful resolution of complex disputes in the local and international market, among
others. Carlos served as Chief Legal Officer of the Ministry of Finance/Treasury Department
of Colombia as member of the Disciplinary Court of the AMV and as Director of several
leading financial institutions.
Carlos has pioneered the design and structuring of many innovative financial products and
instruments and implementing rules and regulations in the local and regional market
including the first and largest REIT in the Andean region, the first issuance of local hedged
bonds by a supranational issuer, the local master private and public derivatives agreement,
the first hedge fund, the first corporate perpetual bond in Latin America and the first
subordinated bond by a Colombian financial institution.
A licensed practitioner in Colombia and a member of the New York Bar. Carlos has
consistently been selected as a top deal and regulatory lawyer in the Colombian financial
market, including having been named a top capital market lawyer in Latin America by Latin
Lawyer and a “star individual” in banking and finance by Chambers & Partners.