Nicolás Cardona > Brigard Urrutia > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Brigard Urrutia
CALLE 70A #4-41

Work Department

Antitrust & Competition


Senior Associate


Coordinator of the Antitrust & Competition Law Team, he advises national and international clients in issues regarding abuse of dominance and cartel activity, as well as unfair competition. He also advices and represents national and multinational companies in obtaining clearance under merger control procedures before the Colombian competition authority.


Spanish and English


Attorney from Pontifica Universidad Javeriana with a postgraduate degree in Commercial Law from the same university. He holds a postgraduate degree in Communitarian and Spanish Competition Law from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He earned his LL.M. degree at Fordham University School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Competition and antitrust

(Rising stars)

Nicolás CardonaBrigard Urrutia

Brigard Urrutia‘s competition team leverages the firm’s top-tier corporate practice to pack a punch in merger filings. However, the group is more than just a transactional support practice, as demonstrated by its recent strong performance in competition litigation and complex behavioural matters. Dual-qualified (Colombia/New York) department head Alejandro Garcia de Brigard brings to bear an impressive record in advising on the local leg of major cross-border merger reviews; notably, he and his team handle nearly a quarter of the country’s total merger filings — he also advises on investigations and enforcement matters. García’s recent highlights include advising AstraZeneca on merger control matters related to its acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceutical and also representing Suzuki Motor de Colombia in the Competition Authority’s antitrust investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct in the public procurement of motorcycles. Senior associate, and practice coordinator, Nicolás Cardona is also a key contact and brings significant hands-on expertise earned during a three-year stint at the Competition Authority.