Alejandro García de Brigard
A Brigard & Urrutia associate, Alejandro holds a BA degree in military sciences from the Military Academy of the Colombian Army (1999) and a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2005). He holds an LLM degree from New York University School of Law (2008). He was admitted to practise in Colombia in 2005 and in the state of New York in 2009.He is a senior associate in the mergers and acquisitions and antitrust and competition practices, and is member of the American Bar Association.Alejandro worked at Brigard & Urrutia from 2002 to 2007. In 2008, he joined White & Case LLP as a foreign associate. He returned to Brigard & Urrutia in 2009. Recent representations include: Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá SA ESP, Bogotá's telecom company and one of the largest telecom operators in Colombia, in securing the antitrust clearance for its proposed share issuance to a strategic investor; Sinochem Ltd, in the process of securing antitrust clearance for its acquisition of a local oil company; Nokia and Siemens AG in the local closing of a global joint venture that created Nokia Siemens Networks, including all the steps needed to obtain the required antitrust approval; Ericsson and Marconi (today Telent plc) in the local execution and closing of a global deal pursuant to which Ericsson acquired Marconi's mobile network business, including all the steps needed to obtain the required antitrust approval; Siemens AG in the local aspects of its global acquisition of a business unit from Bayer AG, including all the steps needed to obtain the required antitrust approval; Huntsman in the local aspects of the global acquisition of a business unit from Ciba, including all the steps needed to obtain the required antitrust approval; and LAEFM Colombia Ltda (a local subsidiary of Latin America Enterprise Fund Managers LLC) in its incorporation and closing of the first private equity funds in Colombia.