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Brigard Urrutia

Work +57 1 346 2011
Bogota, Cali
Brigard Urrutia, Luis Gabriel Morcillo, Bogota, COLOMBIA

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Luis Gabriel Morcillo

Work +57 1 3462011 Ext. 8770
Brigard Urrutia

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Capital Markets, Securities and Private Equity




Luis Gabriel is a Partner of the Capital Markets, Securities & Private Equity and Corporate/M&A Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on securities offerings, including both equity and debt offerings in the Colombian Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, and under 144A and Reg S rules. He has been involved in many of the largest securities offerings out of Colombia, including landmark offerings such as the first double-listed issuer, the first ETF and the first simultaneous offering made both in Colombia and in international markets. He frequently advises clients on Private Equity matters, including fund formation, fund raising and the implementation of investment policies for companies and projects in a cross-border basis, being a recognized leader on the development of the Colombian private equity industry. He also advises several national and foreign financial entities in financial services, corporate governance and securities regulations. In addition, he has advised national and foreign clients on M&A transactions (both for listed and privately held companies). He has recently focused some extracurricular activities in fostering the venture capital and entrepreneurs’ ecosystem and in developing social impact investment funds in Colombia.

Mr. Morcillo is a graduate of the School of Law of Universidad de Los Andes, with additional diplomas in History and Economics from the same university.  He also earned an LL.M at University College London (UCL), where he was awarded the academic excellence Joseph Hume Scholarship. He attended Negotiation courses at Harvard Law School and was awarded a Diploma in Private Equity from Oxford University.

He worked as a international associate in Hogan Lovells LLP, also in the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, he began his career at the Superintendence of Finance of Colombia. Mr. Morcillo regularly participates in presentations and conferences about private equity and capital markets, and is a regular lecturer at Universidad del Rosario, Universidad de Los Andes and CESA Business School in Colombia.  Formerly, he was an assistant professor teaching Public Finance at Universidad de Los Andes.   


Spanish, English and French


Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)


Lawyer from Universidad de los Andes, with additional diplomas in History and Economics from the same university. He holds an LL.M in Financial Law from University College London (UCL). 


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Luis Gabriel Morcillo - Brigard & Urrutia

Within: Banking and finance

Brigard & Urrutia’s 45-strong practice, built around the areas of project finance, capital markets and private equity, and derivatives and structured products, has a ‘solid and large enough team to handle transactions in record time, without losing sight of quality’. Handling cross-border financial transactions, including syndicated and club deal loans to private and public Colombian entities, Carlos Fradique-Méndez led the team that advised on the financing of $1bn Hidroituango hydroelectric power station project, the largest in the country. Alongside Luis Gabriel Morcillo, he also participated in the structuring, formation and fund raising of a $1bn local private equity fund for Old Mutual Alternative Investments which will invest in infrastructure projects located in Colombia. Manuel Quinche, whose ‘experience, and ability to negotiate and conciliate’ is highlighted by clients, acted as counsel to Refinería de Cartagena, as former borrower, and Ecopetrol, as former sponsor and current borrower, in connection to the assumption by Ecopetrol of Refinería de Cartagena’s $2.66bn debt. Other clients include Itaú Unibanco, BBVA, Export Development Canada, IFC, BTG Pactual and Goldman Sachs. Sergio Michelsen is also recommended.

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