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Brigard Urrutia

CALLE 70A #4-41, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
Tel:
Work +57 1 346 2011
Email:
Web:
www.bu.com.co
Bogota, Cali

Felipe Mutis

Tel:
Work +571 3462011 Ext. 8262
Email:
Web:
www.bu.com.co
Brigard Urrutia

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency

Position

Associate

Career

Attorney graduated with honors from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Specialist in Administrative Law from the same University. He holds an LL.M in International Dispute Resolution and Management the the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Univeristy of Dundee, where he obtanied a Distinction award.   As member of the Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency Practice Group Felipe serves as counsel to national and foreign clients in complex litigation before the administrative jurisdiction and national and international Arbitration tribunals.

He has worked in arbitrations conducted under ICC, UNCITRAL and SCC Rules involving infrastructure, energy, mergers and acquisitions, mining, oil and gas disputes. As well, he has served as assistant to arbitral tribunals and currently advises clients in arbitrations under the Rules of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, particularly in disputes concerning State contracts, and has acted in disputes before domestic courts involving the recognition and enforcement of foreign and domestic arbitral awards. He advices national and foreign companies and State entities on issues concerning administrative litigation, governmental channels, constitutional actions and administrative proceedings.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He holds a postgraduate degree in Administrative Law from the same university and an LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution and Management from the University of Dundee.


Colombia: Dispute resolution

Litigation

Within: Rising stars

Felipe Mutis - Brigard Urrutia

Within: Litigation

Brigard Urrutia’s litigation and insolvency department provides clients with ‘great strategy proposals’ that display ‘deep knowledge of the law’. Leading figures Luis Alfredo Barragán and Irma Rivera head a 21-strong practice group, one of the largest in the market; it recently successfully represented Almacenes Éxito in a judicial action filed by shareholder Alimentos Bonfiglio, seeking to vacate a decision taken by the general shareholders’ assembly to approve the purchase of two foreign retail companies. Other mandates saw the firm successfully representing General Electric, in the first and second instance, in a lawsuit initiated by insurance companies arising from damages to a power plant; the firm proved that the root cause of the damage was attributable to an operational error by the facility’s owner and was therefore unrelated to a fabrication or installation issue. Senior associates Felipe Mutis, Natalia Ángel and María Munevar-Torrado are also key members of the team; however, senior associate Susana Hidvegi left the firm to join the nation’s companies’ regulator, Superintendencia de Sociedades.

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