Manuel Fernando Quinche
Brigard Urrutia’s partner since 2011. Mr. Quinche has more than 10 years of experience practicing in the areas of Structured Finance, Project Finance and Corporate/M&A. During 5 years Mr. Quinche worked in Corporate Finance at a prestigious law firm in New York. He has acted as legal counsel to borrowers, project sponsors and developers, lenders and financial institutions in various national and international corporate and project finance transactions, including, among others, commercial bank loans, syndicated loans, financings with multilateral institutions, financings with export credit agencies and financings through capital markets. Mr. Quinche’s project finance experience includes advise to either financers or project developers in toll road projects, ports, oil & gas transportation infrastructure, LNG facilities, airports, power generation facilities, power transmission infrastructure, public transportation infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure, downstream, midstream and upstream oil & gas infrastructure and, in general, public infrastructure developed under PPP programs.
Mr. Quinche recent work highlights include the USD7 billion Ecopetrol’s Cartagena Refinery Project, Ecopetrol’s Barrancabermeja Refinery expansion financings, USD700 million Puerto Bahia Port Project, USD1 billion toll road concessions, among others. He advice SABMiller in the acquisition through a merger of Bavaria SA (U$ 7.8 billion) and Millicom International in its merger with UNE-EPM.
Mr. Quinche obtained his JD from Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario, has a degree on corporate law from Universidad de los Andes and an LL.M degree from New York University School of Law. He has been admitted to the practice both in Colombia and New York. Currently, he is also a Professor of Corporate Finance in the Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario, as well as in other Colombian universities.