Brigard Urrutia partner since 1996, with more than 20 years of experience. Mr. Fradique- Méndez advises leading local and foreign companies in the areas of Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and Structured Finance, Customs and Foreign Trade and Tax. Among his most prominent transactions is the advice to Carvajal S.A. in connection with the issuance of bonds at a price of COP$400.000.000.000; advice to Pacific Rubiales, first foreign private issuer, in the registration of their stocks at the Colombian Stock Market and at the RNVE; legal assessment to Bank of America, Merrill Lynch y JP Morgan Securities (first buyers) in a bond offering under Rule144A/Reg S of Empresas Públicas de Medellín (USD500M), among others.
Law graduate of Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario from which he graduated with honours and where he was President of the Law Students' Association. Holds a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Boston, United States. Also holds a postgraduate degree in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes.
Recognized as 'Highly Recommended Lawyer' by PLC Which Lawyer? In 2007, Latin Lawyer chose him as one of the 40 best lawyers under the age of 40 in Latin America. This latter publication also mentioned him as being one of the 23 best lawyers in the Capital Markets field. Mr. Fradique- Méndez was recognized in Banking & Finance: Capital Markets by Chambers & Partners Latin America- 2012 and recommended in Project Finance and Real Estate by Who's Who Legal-2011.