Expert in financing transactions, particularly in project financing, real estate and debt restructuring.
Fernando Bernad has led many project finance transactions and infrastructure projects (including motorways, subway lines, hospitals and desalination plants), energy projects (solar thermal, photovoltaic, and biofuel plants, and wind farms) in Spain and other countries; acquisition finance transactions (LBOs/MBOs); and simple and structured real estate transactions (sale-and-leaseback agreements and profit sharing).
He advises private and public sector clients on designing and implementing debt restructuring and refinancing transactions in sectors such as real estate, construction, leasing and renting, and large-scale retail.
He is the non-board member secretary of entities supervised by the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission.
He regularly lectures at business schools and universities.
Doctor of Laws
Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, 2002
Master in Comparative Jurisprudencie (MCJ)
New York University School of Law, 1994
Bachelor of Laws
Universidad CEU San Pablo, 1992
Diploma in Business Studies
Universidad CEU San Pablo, 1993
Chambers Europe, Expert Guides, IFLR, Latin Lawyer, Leaders League, Legal 500, Legal 500 Latin America, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal in Banking & Finance, Derivatives, Project Finance, Projects and Energy, Public Finance, Public Law, Capital Markets: Securitisation, Real Estate and Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Structured Finance
Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers (category: Banking & Finance 2022, Finance 2019; Real Estate & Construction Law 2016 and 2017; Projects 2012)