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Brigard Urrutia

Work +57 1 346 2011
Bogota, Cali

Luis Alfredo Barragán

Work +571 3462011
Brigard Urrutia

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Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency




Brigard Urrutia partner since 1996.

With over 20 of experience, he is currently team leader of the Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency practice and as such has represented foreign and domestic companies in the most noteworthy litigation and arbitration proceedings in Colombia, in both Civil and Business/Commercial Law as well as Administrative ones. He has also taken active part in numerous proceedings of restructuring and liquidation of companies.

Graduate Lawyer from the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario with graduate degrees on Corporations from Universidad Javeriana and on Commercial Proceedings from the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB). Holds a Master´s Degree in International Commercial Law from the University of California in the United States of America; has attended various courses and seminars among which we find Litigation in Electronic Media from the University of Cologne in Germany. On American Legal Institutions obtained in Wisconsin, USA and on International Arbitration earned at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, France.Mr. Barragán is an Active Member of the Official Roster and has acted as Arbitrator before the Chambers of Commerce of Bogotá, Medellin and Cali and as an international arbitrator in proceedings held per the ICC rules and the rules from the UNCITRAL.

Mr. Barragán is also Member of the Latin American Arbitration Group of the ICC, of the American Bar Association, of the “Club Español de Arbitraje” (Spaniard Arbitration Club), of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals and also figures as Member of the roster of arbitrators of the “Asociación de ex magistrados de las Altas Cortes de Colombia- Asomagíster” (Association of Former Magistrate Judges of the High Courts of Colombia-Asomagister).

Lecturer of the course on Alternative Resolution Methods of Disputes and Commercial Law at the prestigious and renown Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario and has been speaker at numerous conferences in Colombia and abroad.

Mr. Barragán has been selected by an assorted array of specialized publications as one of the top Lawyers in his field of specialty, like Euromoney Legal Media Group, Who´s Who legal, Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, The Legal 500 Latin America and Best Lawyers et al.

He has written in various publications that are specialized in the field of arbitration, execution of collateral and restructuring. 


Spanish and English


Member of the Club de Arbitraje (Spain), American Bar Association, International Bar Association and Comité Colombiano de Arbitraje.


Lawyer from Universidad del Rosario. He holds postgraduate degree in Commercial Proceedings from Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB) and in Corporations Law from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He is also holds a Master´s Degree in International Commercial Law from the University of California.

Colombia: Dispute resolution


Within: Arbitration

Brigard Urrutia’s team acts for local and international clients. Luis Alfredo Barragán, with nearly 30 years’ experience, advises clients in domestic and international arbitration and co-heads the practice with Irma Rivera. Both are representing a foreign motor company in a dispute related to a commercial agency.

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Within: Leading individuals

Luis Alfredo Barragán - Brigard Urrutia

Within: Litigation

Powerhouse Brigard Urrutia’s litigation team stands out for its size; with 21 lawyers, clients point to a response time that is not at odds with its ‘high quality’ counsel. ‘Each one of its partners and associates is consistently good in providing timely and suitable advice’. Co-heads Irma Rivera and Luis Alfredo Barragán successfully represented a social-media platform in two constitutional actions for the protection of fundamental rights in 2017. The team also achieved a landmark ruling for a mobile operator client, which filed a claim for unfair competition acts and violation of the general obligations established by the Communications Regulatory Commission. Covering a wide range of areas in private litigation, the practice is especially noted for its expertise in the insolvency field, offering a ‘cutting edge, holistic approach to its advice’. Senior associate Felipe Mutis is also praised.

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