Founded in 1934 and with over 80 years of experience, Brigard Urrutia is recognised as a leading law firm in Colombia and one of the most prestigious in Latin America.

The firm is committed to its clients and seeks to provide them with comprehensive and expert advice. It has a proven track record as a supplier of first rate legal services to a global clientele formed by industrial, commercial and service companies, banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, insurance companies, as well as national and foreign government agencies and companies.

It has a multidisciplinary team of over 150 specialised attorneys in various practice areas of business law, who follow the most rigorous ethical principles and the highest standards of professional excellence. All of its partners and associates are fluent in at least one language other than Spanish, and many of them are admitted to practice in foreign jurisdictions (most notably in the state of New York). The firm’s lawyers are graduates from Colombia’s top universities and many have completed postgraduate programmes in law schools located in the United States and Europe. Brigard Urrutia also has a management team that is constantly innovating through solutions, best practices and trends to attain optimal customer experience levels.

Legal alliances

Brigard Urrutia is an active member of Lex Mundi, Pacific Rim Advisory Council, World Services Group and Club de Abogados, through which its clients have access to the expertise of more than 400 top law firms in virtually every jurisdiction of the world.


Each of Brigard Urrutia’s practice areas is highly regarded and several of its partners and practice groups consistently rank in the top tiers of the most important global law firm rankings.

Areas of practice

  • Antitrust and competition law
  • banking and financial services
  • capital markets, securities and private equity
  • compliance
  • corporate 
  • customs and international trade
  • environmental and sustainable business
  • forex, derivatives and structured finance
  • immigration
  • infrastructure and public utilities
  • insurance and reinsurance
  • intellectual property
  • labour and employment
  • litigation, arbitration and insolvency
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • natural resources
  • real estate, urban regulation, hotels and agribusiness
  • renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • tax  
  • telecommunications, media and technology
  • trust and estates.
Carlos Umaña Trujillo, managing partner
Tel: +57 1 3462011 Ext. 8481
Calle 70 Bis # 4-41
Bogotá, Colombia
Tel: +57 1 3462011
Fax: +57 1 310 0609 and +57 1 310 0586

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