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Brigard & Urrutia

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Forex, Derivatives and Structured Finance

The Exchange, Derivatives and Structured Products team provides comprehensive advice regarding operations mandatorily redirected through the exchange market and the free market operations. Our team accompanies clients in consultations, procedures and different types of agreement negotiations, emphasizing negotiation of derivatives master agreements, both national and international, such as the ISDA Master Agreement.

Portfolio of services

Exchange market 

  • Structuring of business and international transactions from the exchange perspective 
  • Foreign investment records
  • External indebtedness records
  • Guarantees Registration
  • Payments for imports and exports of goods records
  • Registration of operations voluntarily redirected through the exchange market 
  • Amendments on exchange declarations 
  • Records of branches of the special regime of hydrocarbons and mining and companies in the sector  
  • Registration and management of clearing accounts 
  • Proceedings and administrative procedures before government authorities

Derivatives operations

  • Registration of derivatives operations before the Central Bank 
  • Negotiation and review of the Local Master Agreement for Derivative Financial Instruments of Asobancaria 
  • Negotiation and review of ISDA Master Agreement, signed between local and foreign counterparts 
  • Negotiation and review of CSA (Credit Support Annexes) in relation to the ISDA Master Agreement signed between local and foreign counterparts 
  • Legal opinions in relation to the ISDA Master Agreement, Local Master Agreement for Derivative Financial Instruments, and related guarantees. 

Stock Options

  • Review of “Stock Options Plans” and salary and extra salary programs from the perspective of the Colombian and exchange regulation
  • Structuring and coordination of “Stock Options Plans” with other areas of the firm

Representative offices (FOREX)

  • Requirements and procedures for the offer of FOREX products and similar 
  • General advice on correspondent agreements 
  • Actions to open representative offices

Seminars and training

  • Exchange topics in general
  • Topics of derivatives and related agreements
 

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