Felipe Mutis > Brigard Urrutia > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Brigard Urrutia
CALLE 70A #4-41
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Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency




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.

Felipe serves as counsel to national and foreign clients, and state entities, in complex litigation before the administrative jurisdiction, constitutional actions, administrative proceedings and national and international arbitration tribunals. He has worked in arbitrations conducted under ICC, UNCITRAL, SCC and the Arbitration Center of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce Rules, in disputes  involving infrastructure, energy, mergers and acquisitions, mining, oil and gas disputes.


Spanish and English


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.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Felipe MutisBrigard Urrutia

Brigard Urrutia houses ‘one of the most solid practices in dispute resolution’, according to some. Certainly the firm possesses one of the largest offerings in the market, with its 22-lawyer-strong litigation, arbitration and insolvency group consisting of two partners, one director and six senior associates, among others. Equipped to handle the full spread of civil and commercial cases, the team is routinely engaged to advise on administrative disputes, commercial litigation, contentious competition matters, arbitral proceedings, and insolvency-related work. Irma Rivera Ramírez spearheads the department and is well versed across the full range of contentious issues, with strong recent experience in representing major multinational clients in constitutional law proceedings. Rivera is flanked by two younger partners: Felipe Mutis – identified by sources as an ‘expert litigator’, he advises clients in domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes, with a focus on administrative and constitutional law litigation and arbitral proceedings; and dual-qualified (Colombia/New York) former practice director María Munevar Torrado, who was raised to the partnership in July 2023. Senior associate Carlos Mauricio Cerrato proovides experienced support – he and Munevar are highlighted for being ‘passionate about the law and the causes they represent’. Other key contacts include Paola Guerrero Yemail, who is an associate director of the insolvency practice; and senior associates Camilo Valenzuela and Carlos Mauricio Cerratto  who both maintain broad dispute resolution practices. The team recently welcomed the arrival of two new senior associates: Paula Juliana Téllez joined in July 2022 from Preciado Abogados; and Monica Alejandra León arrived in October 2022 – she was formerly an in-house lawyer at New Cauca. Senior associate Ana Carolina Abreo left the firm in June 2022. Since publication, Cerratto has been raised to associate practice director – effective as of January 2024.

Colombia > Dispute resolution > Arbitration

Brigard Urrutia’s arbitration practice sits within the firm’s wider litigation, arbitration, and insolvency department. With experience in both domestic and international arbitral proceedings, the team has a focus on cases concerning public law issues, including energy and utilities-related matters. Irma Rivera Ramírez heads the group and is equipped to act as counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international cases. Other key contacts include Felipe Mutis, who is well versed in judicial and arbitral disputes; former practice director María Victoria Munevar, who was raised to the partnership in July 2023; and senior associate Camilo Valenzuela. Senior associate Ana Carolina Abreo left in June 2022.