Mr Mafla joined Brigard Urrutia in 2006 and is partner of the firm since 2015, focusing on the corporate law/M&A, and customs and international trade practices. Mr Mafla is admitted to practice law in Colombia (2001), in the state of New York (2006) and in the United States Court of International Trade (2015). He has wide expertise in commercial law, international business law, mergers and acquisitions, and customs and international trade. Mr Mafla is also an arbitrator at the Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, and currently is the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Colombia). Mr Mafla is a graduate of the School of Law of Universidad de los Andes and obtained a specialisation in business law from Universidad Externado. He also holds an LLM from New York University School of Law.