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Luis Gabriel Morcillo

Luis Gabriel Morcillo

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(57-60-1) 346 2011 Ext: 8770
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Luis Gabriel Morcillo is a Partner of the Capital Markets, Securities & Private Equity and Corporate/M&A Practice Groups, through which he has advised companies and investment banks in multiple public and private corporate finance transactions in Colombia, the United States and Latin America. His experience includes equity and debt issuance processes, structured products, and restructuring transactions through public and private offerings of securities, exchange offers, IPOs, and mergers and acquisitions, among other corporate operations.

Luis Gabriel also advises foreign financial institutions and local and international issuers in corporate governance, securities markets and financial regulation. He has also actively participated in the development of the Private Equity Funds industry and in the implementation of its investment policies in companies and projects in Colombia and Latin America.

As a member of the Capital Markets team, he has contributed with his leadership to Brigard Urrutia's position as one of the most recognized Private Equity law firms in Latin America. Recently he has focused his extracurricular activities on the creation of social impact funds and the development of the entrepreneurial and venture capital ecosystem.

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.   


Brigard Urrutia’s partner, he joined the firm in 2006. 

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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