Brigard & Urrutia
Calle 70A No. 4 - 41
Tel: (+57-1) 346 2011 Ext. 8221
Fax: (+57-1) 346 2011
Brigard & Urrutia partner since 1996, with more than 20 years of experience. Mr. Fradique- Méndez advises leading local and foreign companies in the areas of Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and Structured Finance, Customs and Foreign Trade and Tax. Among his most prominent transactions is the advice to Carvajal S.A. in connection with the issuance of bonds at a price of COP$400.000.000.000; advice to Pacific Rubiales, first foreign private issuer, in the registration of their stocks at the Colombian Stock Market and at the RNVE; legal assessment to Bank of America, Merrill Lynch y JP Morgan Securities (first buyers) in a bond offering under Rule144A/Reg S of Empresas Públicas de Medellín (USD500M), among others.
Law graduate of Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario from which he graduated with honours and where he was President of the Law Students’ Association. Holds a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Boston, United States. Also holds a postgraduate degree in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes.
Recognized as ‘Highly Recommended Lawyer’ by PLC Which Lawyer? In 2007, Latin Lawyer chose him as one of the 40 best lawyers under the age of 40 in Latin America. This latter publication also mentioned him as being one of the 23 best lawyers in the Capital Markets field. Mr. Fradique- Méndez was recognized in Banking & Finance: Capital Markets by Chambers & Partners Latin America- 2012 and recommended in Project Finance and Real Estate by Who’s Who Legal-2011.
The Capital Markets Law Practice:
The Capital Market and Securities Regulation practice advises all types of foreign investors and international investment advisors who wish to take advantage of the great opportunities offered by the Colombian stock market. We represent local and foreign issuers, institutional investors, stockbrokers, investment banks, financial institutions, governments and supranational organizations conducting transactions involving the issuance of shares, debt bonds, and sovereign bonds, structured and subordinated notes, ADRs and GDRs programs, investment funds abroad, Real Estate Investments Trusts (REITs), among others. Our team offers advice in the forefront of Corporate Governance, accompanying in the development of codes of good governance, administrative restructuring, and advice for directors and managers in the management of stock market issuers.
We lead the development of the Investment Funds Industry in general, and particularly of Private Equity Funds, where we offer advice on their establishment and operation, in the promotion of foreign funds to Colombian investors (fundraising activities) by foreign professional managers; advice for institutional investors, such as pension funds and insurance companies to invest in such vehicles, as well as advice for professional managers in the development of their work, for local and foreign funds.
Brigard & Urrutia:
Founded in 1934 and with 80 years of experience, Brigard & Urrutia is recognized as a leading law firm in Colombia and one of the most prestigious in Latin America.
We are committed to our clients and we provide them with professional and specialized counseling. We have a multidisciplinary team of more than 140 attorneys in different practice areas of the Business Law. Our lawyers work within the most rigorous ethical principles and the highest standards to reach professional excellence. We also have a management team that is constantly innovating in finding solutions, following best practices in order to give our clients a very pleasant customer experience.
We are known for making a careful selection of the professionals working in our firm because we know that the trust that we get from our clients is very important for us. Therefore, we seek to maintain high standards in all areas of our counseling.