José Alejandro Sierra > Brigard Urrutia > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Brigard Urrutia
CALLE 70A #4-41

Work Department

Sports Law; Labour and Employment




Director of the sports law team at Brigard Urrutia, with more than 20 years of experience. As of 2019, he assumed the leadership of the practice for which he has prepared academically and professionally in entities of high prestige worldwide. He currently also performs as sports arbitrator at Cámara de Comercio de Cali.


Spanish and English


He is a graduate of Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino with postgraduate studies in Labor Law and Social Security from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Commercial Law from Universidad de Los Andes. José Alejandro has several master’s degrees both in Colombia and abroad, thus obtaining a master’s degree in Business Legal Advice from the Instituto de Empresa de Madrid, a Master’s Degree in Law in Universidad de Los Andes and a Masters in International Sports Law from the Higher Institute of Law and Economics – ISDE.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Labour and employment

Brigard Urrutia’s labour and employment practice is noted for its ‘sense of immediacy, willingness, and promptness’. Among its other distinguishing features, the group’s ability to draw on the wider international-facing firm, as well as its membership of global labour and employment law alliance Ius Laboris, ensures that it is a popular choice to advise multinational clients. Department head Catalina Santos handles advisory and contentious work, including restructuring processes, collective bargaining and transactional support matters. The team also draws on director José Alejandro Sierra (sports law, and labour and employment), and senior associates Daniela Caicedo (‘empathic and business oriented’) and Camilo Mutis (‘understands the sense of urgency’). Since publication, both Caicedo and Mutis have been promoted to associate practice directors (effective as sof January 2024), allowing Sierra to focus more fully on sports law and gaming matters.