New measures for state contracting for economic reactivation. Through Decree 579 of 2021, issued on May 31 by the National Planning Department, certain transitory paragraphs enshrined in Decree 1082 of 2015 or the sole Regulatory Decree of the Administrative Planning Sector, were replaced in matters of state contracting. To understand the measure, it should be mentioned that previously the DNP issued Decree 399 of April 2021, the purpose of which is to promote economic reactivation, allowing the selection procedures of state entities to evaluate the financial and organizational capacity of the bidders...
Founded in 1934 and with over 80 years of experience, Brigard Urrutia is recognised as a leading law firm in Colombia and one of the most prestigious in Latin America.
The firm is committed to its clients and seeks to provide them with comprehensive and expert advice. It has a proven track record as a supplier of first-rate legal services to a global clientele formed by industrial, commercial and service companies, banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, insurance companies, as well as national and foreign government agencies and companies.
It has a multidisciplinary team of over 150 specialised attorneys in various practice areas of business law, who follow the most rigorous ethical principles and the highest standards of professional excellence. All of its partners and associates are fluent in at least one language other than Spanish, and many of them are admitted to practice in foreign jurisdictions (most notably in the state of New York).
The firm's lawyers are graduates from Colombia's top universities and many have completed postgraduate programs in law schools located in the US and Europe. Brigard Urrutia also has a management team that is constantly innovating through solutions, best practices and trends to attain optimal customer experience levels.
Year this Office was Established: 1934
Lawyers Worldwide: 169
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The National Government issued Decree 360 of 2021 that modifies the customs regime contained in Decree 265 of 2019, in order to provide legal security to foreign trade users by specifying the substantial and formal obligations that must be met in the customs procedures and regimes. In addition, it temporarily modified the obligation regarding the minimum amount of liquid assets required of customs agencies...
Brigard Urrutia's Innovation System Wins Seal of Good Practices in Innovation Awarded by the CCB and Icontec
EUREKA, Brigard Urrutia's innovation system, has been awarded with the Seal of Good Practices in Innovation by the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce and Icontec. This recognition is the result of the work of the team within the firm that is part of Eureka and a correct implementation of the culture of innovation, as it allows the firm to be at the forefront of best practices while strengthening the services offered to clients and the community. Eureka is an innovation management system that was born from the need to open spaces for the constant generation of ideas. This system was created to strengthen the firm's value proposition, reinforce team leadership and enhance competitive advantages...
Brigard Urrutia Expands its Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the Appointment of Two New Partners
Brigard Urrutia is proud to announce the strengthening of its Corporate / M&A team with the appointment of Fernando Castillo and Tomas Holguín as new Partners of the Firm, effective as of January 1, 2020. The new partners are lawyers who have stood out for their personal qualities and for their professional skills, demonstrating exceptional leadership in the legal services market and achieving an important trajectory in the Firm...