Brigard & Urrutia - Colombia

Brigard & Urrutia

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Founded in 1934, Brigard & Urrutia provides legal advice and assistance in all relevant areas of business law and represents clients before the government and the courts, as well as before national and international arbitration panels.

The firm serves a global clientele formed by industrial, commercial and service companies, banks and other financial institutions, including private equity funds, insurance companies, as well as national and foreign government agencies and companies.

Comprised by 10 partners and over 70 associates, the firm’s lawyers are graduates of the most prestigious universities in Colombia, and many hold post-graduate law degrees from top rated laws schools located in the United States and in Europe. Members of our multidisciplinary team are highly regarded for their professional expertise, as well as for their personal qualities and commitment to our guiding principles and values.

The firm is keen on creating close working relationships with its clients, based upon the highest ethical standards. Its understanding of the markets, experience in M&A and commercial transactions and successes in landmark litigation and arbitration cases, are all factors that place Brigard & Urrutia at the very forefront of the Colombian legal community. The firm’s partners and associates often assume the role of trusted advisors concerning strategic aspects of their clients´ businesses and deals, thereby adding value to the relationship.

Brigard & Castro, associate firm of Brigard & Urrutia, is one of the leaders in the area of Intellectual Property in Colombia, with a preeminent position in assisting clients in matters related with trademarks, patents, health registrations and transfer of technology. The combined practices allow both firms to complement and support each other to provide to their clients a truly integral service.


Press Release
July, 2008


Who’s Who Legal Awards 2008

For the third consecutive year Brigard & Urrutia
Received the award as the Firm of the Year in Colombia

Brigard & Urrutia received for the third consecutive year the Who´s Who Legal Award (2008), as the law firm of the year for Colombia. The official announcement was published by Who is Who Legal in its Web page and in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2008.

Since1996 Who's Who Legal undertakesindependent investigations concerning the local legal markets with a global perspective and selects the leading professionals in 29 areas of law, from a group composed of 9.000 lawyers from nearly 100 countries and five states of the United States.

About the prize, Callum Campbel, Chief of Editors commented: “In this highly competitive field of practice, to receive the Who´s Who Legal Law Firm of the Year Award for Colombia,for the third consecutive time is a truly exceptional achievement. Brigard & Urrutia continuous success is reflected in the permanent positive feedback that we receive on the exceptional acknowledgement of the individual and collective talent of the firm. We have no doubt in stating that Brigard & Urrutia is the foremost firm in the country.”

Who's Who Legal selects onlythe leading practicing firms in each area of law. Its surveys are based upon information gathered by means of a thorough research process that lasts over six months.

Brigard & Urrutia´s partners were nominated by their clients and peers 12 times in 10 areas of practice. More Brigard & Urrutia lawyers were nominated than those of any other Colombian firm.

The following list shows the practice areas where Brigard & Urrutia’s lawyers were distinguished by the The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2008

Practice Area

Name

Aviation

Carlos Urrutia

Banking

Carlos Urrutia

Capital Markets

Carlos Urrutia

Commercial Litigation

Luis Alfredo Barragán

Competition

Carlos Umaña

Corporate Government

Sergio Michelsen

Mergers and Acquisitions

Carlos Umaña

Mergers and Acquisitions

Sergio Michelsen

Oil and Gas

Carlos Urrutia

Project Finance

Carlos Urrutia

Project Finance

Sergio Michelsen

Telecommunications

Sergio Michelsen

Contact information

Calle 70 A # 4 – 41,
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

Tel.: (571) 7 44 22 44 / 346 20 11 Fax: (571) 310 0609

E -mail: servicioalcliente@bu.com.co

Web Site: www.bu.com.co

Attention: Mr. Luis Gabriel Pérez, Partner
E-mail: lperez@bu.com.co

Attention: Mr. Carlos Umaña, Partner
E -mail: cumana@bu.com.co

Attention: Mr. Carlos Urrutia, Managing Partner
E-mail: currutia@bu.com.co

Attention: Mr. Sergio Michelsen, Partner
E -mail: smichelsen@bu.com.co

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