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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’s size gives it the ability to offer an unparalleled range of first-class legal services and bespoke solutions to its global client base, which includes leading domestic and foreign financial institutions, multinational corporations, private equity/venture capital funds, state-owned enterprises, governments and multilateral agencies. The firm frequently advises on complex cross-border matters, and its attorneys have been involved in many of Colombia’s groundbreaking landmark transactions. The firm is committed to its clients and seeks to provide them with comprehensive and expert advice.

It has a multidisciplinary team of specialised attorneys in various practice areas of business law, who follow the most rigorous ethical principles and the highest standards of professional excellence. All its partners and associates are fluent in at least one language other than Spanish, and many 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.

Besides its headquarters in Bogotá, the firm has offices in Barranquilla and Cali, as well as a Medellín presence through a strategic relationship with local firm Uribe Henao Abogados.

Legal alliances

The firm provides clients with a privileged access to top tier law firms in most countries through global networks. These networks allow Brigard Urrutia to be at the forefront of best practices and global trends in the field of legal service provision, taking advantage of the experience of colleagues in other jurisdictions. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, Pacific Rim Advisory Council, World Services Group, The Interlex Group, Ius Laboris – Global Human resources lawyers and Club de Abogados, among others.

Recognitions

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
  • aviation 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
  • 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, estates and family law.
Carlos Umaña Trujillo, managing partner
cumana@bu.com.co
Tel: +57 1 346 2011 Ext. 8822
Calle 70 Bis # 4-41
Bogotá, Colombia
Tel: +57 1 3462011

Barranquilla: Carrera 53 #80 - 198
Tel: +57 5 385 0469
info@bu.com.co
www.bu.com.co

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