Gaston P. Fernandez

Gaston P. Fernandez


Email gaston.fernandez@​

Phone +1 305 459 6630

Fax +1 305 459 6550

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Mandarin

Practice groupCorporate & 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.

Awards and recognitions


International Firms: City Focus: Miami
Legal 500 Latin America


International Firms: Projects and Energy
Legal 500 Latin America


International Firms: Banking and Finance
Legal 500 Latin America

Education and admissions


J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2005

B.A., Brown University, cum laude, 2002


Member, American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China

Member, Florida Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


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 green projects to achieve Paris Agreement goals.

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