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Luis Gabriel Morcillo

Luis Gabriel Morcillo

Partner
lmorcillo@bu.com.co
Contact information
(57-60-1) 346 2011 Ext: 8770
Bogotá
Admitted to practice law in
Colombia
Languages
English
French

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 an 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.   

Experience

Brigard Urrutia’s partner, he joined the firm in 2006. He worked at Harkins Cunningham LLP as foreign lawyer and at Uría Menéndez as foreign associate.

Educational Background

  • Lawyer from Universidad de los Andes
  • Diplomas in History and Economics from Universidad de los Andes
  • LL.M in Financial Law from University College London (UCL).
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Guía del Mercado de Valores. Brigard & Urrutia y Bolsa de Valores de Colombia. 2015

*Printed version only

Private Equity Developments in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. Capítulo sobre Colombia New York City Bar Association, Committee on Inter-American Affairs. 2010

*Printed version only

Private equity in Colombia: new opportunities in a booming industry. Euromoney LATAM Financial Markets Handbook. 2010

*Printed version only

Infrastructure Financing through Private Equity Funds. International Financial Law Review. 2015 Legal & Regulatory Bulletin. EMPEA. 2016

*Printed version only

Colombia Private Equity Outlook. EMPEA - Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. 2018

*Printed version only

Colombia. A summary of rules & regulations affecting private capital funds. LAVCA. 2018

*Printed version only

"The Private Equity and Venture Capital Environment in Latin America. Capitulo sobre Colombia". LAVCA. 2018

*Printed version only

International Securities Regulation of Colombia International Center for Legal Studies 2019 Boletin Comentarios ILPA 3.0. Brigard Urrutia y Colcapital. 2019 "Colombia´s Private Equity Industry: Checks and Balances in the Governance of Funds" EMPEA. 2019

*Printed version only