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Gaston P. Fernandez

Partner
Miami

Gaston P. Fernandez
Languages
English, Spanish, Mandarin
Practice Group
Finance

Bridging the gap between China and Latin America, Gaston P. Fernandez handles project development and finance matters involving both regions. Fluent in Spanish, Mandarin, and English, he facilitates deals for clients across borders and cultures.

Gaston lived in China from 2005-2011, working at a prominent Chinese law firm for a year before joining the firm's Beijing office and then transferring to the Miami office in 2011.

He often represents Latin American national governments and companies and has worked on matters involving Asian investment throughout Latin America in the petrochemical, power generation, transportation, and mining industries. He has been involved with the negotiation and successful closing of credit facilities for Latin American national governments and companies from U.S., European, and Asian banks, including China Development Bank, The Export-Import Bank of China, Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and The Export-Import Bank of Korea.

Areas of focus

Representative experience

Advising the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Ecuador in connection with a US$68m loan from The Export-Import Bank of Korea for the development of a water industry project.

Advising Latin American governments and state-owned entities on credit facilities from Chinese banks for hydroelectric projects, electricity transmission lines, and highways.

Advising the state-owned electric company of the Republic of Honduras on the negotiation and closing of a US$298m facility agreement with ICBC for construction of the Patuca III hydroelectric project.

Advising the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Ecuador on obtaining a US$50m credit facility from a consortium of banks led by JBIC to develop energy efficiency projects to achieve Paris Agreement goals.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., cum laude, Brown University, 2002

Memberships

  • Member, American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China
  • Member, Florida Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Events

Going Global

Tokyo: 16 November 2017 at 09:30 - 18:00 ; Osaka: 13 November 2017 9:30 - 18:00

Published Works

International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecommunication Laws and Regulations 2010: China chapter on telecoms regulations

Global Legal Group Ltd
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