Fernando’s practice focuses on international dispute resolution and commercial litigation. He is a fluent Spanish speaker and has represented clients in investment disputes before the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the ICDR, and federal courts around the country. Fernando joined Brooks Pierce in 2016.
Fernando has represented investors around Latin America in investment arbitrations against foreign sovereign states, including Venezuela and Ecuador. He has also represented business entities in all stages of international commercial arbitration.
Fernando has represented businesses before state and federal courts in both international and domestic matters.
Co-Author, “Hinting at Hall Street,” International Litigation Quarterly (American Bar Association), Vol. 30, Issue 1, Fall 2013
Co-Author, “The US Supreme Court Addresses Key Arbitration Issues During 2012-2013 Term,” LCIA YIAG E-Newsletter, August 2013
Author, “The Caribbean Chicken and Egg: Applying Lessons from the European Court of Justice to the Caribbean Court of Justice,” EUMA Miami Analysis, Special Series, Vol. 5, No. 10, April 2008. [Policy Paper]
Author, “The Boeing-Airbus ‘Can of Stink,’” EUMA Miami Analysis, Special Series, Vol. 5, No. 2 January 2008. [Policy Paper]
My favorite prose authors: My recent favorites are Cormac McCarthy, David Foster Wallace, and Juan Jose Saer.
What legal work most excites me: I enjoy and have cultivated my skills in complex international dispute resolution of all kinds.