Manuel Fernando Quinche
Partner at Brigard Urrutia since 2011. Mr. Quinche has extensive experience practicing in the areas of Structured Finance, Project Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions. He worked in Corporate Finance at a prestigious law firm in New York for 5 years. 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. His project finance experience includes advice 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's 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.
Mr. Quinche obtained his JD from Universidad del Rosario, has a postgraduate degree in Corporate Law from Universidad de los Andes and an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law. He has been admitted to practice both in Colombia and the state of New York. Currently, he is also a Professor of Corporate Finance at Universidad del Rosario, as well as in other Colombian universities.