Founded in 1934, with over 85 years of experience, Brigard Urrutia is recognized as a leading law firm in Colombia and one of the most prestigious in Latin America.

The law firm advises a global client base that includes domestic and international companies, financial institutions, multilateral agencies and foreign governments on all aspects of their activities in Colombia. They frequently advise on complex cross-border matters, and its lawyers have been involved in many of Colombia’s groundbreaking landmark transactions.

It has a multidisciplinary team with more than 140 specialized lawyers in various practice areas of business law, who follow the most rigorous ethical principles and the highest standards of professional excellence. Further, many of those professionals are admitted to practice in foreign jurisdictions and provide advice in English, German, French, Italian and Portuguese languages.

Likewise, Brigard Urrutia has designed and implemented a career plan for their lawyers purporting to create an adequate environment to promote their people. It includes clear and pre-defined requirements to grow within the different levels of the firm, the granting of scholarships for education in the master’s degree level to their associates and the possibility for their lawyers to access internships with law firms abroad.

Brigard Urrutia is a fully institutionalized firm with strong partnership and corporate governance rules, being the only firm in Colombia with an external member in its Board of Directors. As part of its effort to create strong corporate governance rules, the Firm has implemented an overall assessment for all members of the firm based on indicators. The Firm also has a management team that is constantly innovating through solutions, best practices and trends to attain optimal customer experience levels.

The above reflects that Brigard Urrutia cares about customers, offering personal communication, full attention and giving “extra mile” service, as well as caring for people and the community. It is reflected in including their shared value program within their DNA. Global legal publications have repeatedly recognized Brigard Urrutia as an elite firm and acknowledge its wealth of experience in sophisticated corporate matters, its advice on cutting edge issues in specialized industries and the strength of its niche practices.

Brigard Castro is the associate firm of Brigard Urrutia for Intellectual Property matters. Both firms are fully integrated into one organization.

Practice Areas

  • Antitrust and Competition Law
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Capital Markets, Securities and Private Equity
  • Compliance
  • Corporate
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Environment and Sustainable Business
  • Forex, Derivatives and Structured Finance
  • Immigration
  • Infrastructure and Public Utilities
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor 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, Entertainment and Technology
  • Trust and Estate