Senior partner at Brigard Urrutia. Mr Urrutia attended the Johns Hopkins University for two years of undergraduate studies, and then transferred to the Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá Colombia, to pursue his legal education; he graduated in 1974 and obtained a law doctorate.
Between 1975 and 1977, Mr Urrutia was appointed Secretary General of the Governorship of the State of Cundinamarca, and subsequently Secretary of Finance. In 1977, he joined Brigard Urrutia and was made partner in 1981. Mr Urrutia served as the firm’s managing partner between 2000 and 2012. From August 2012 to November 2013, Mr Urrutia was Ambassador of Colombia to the United States of America. In 2014, he returned to Brigard Urrutia as Senior Partner.
During his 41-year career at the firm, Mr. Urrutia has advised clients in a wide variety of matters, concentrating in natural resources, aviation law, commercial law, banking, international financial transactions, arbitration and litigation, particularly in the context of complex cost overrun claims arising under construction contracts.