Insolvency Institute

Fernando Hernandez


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Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal
Av. Leandro N. Alem 882 13th Floor,
C1001 AAR
Buenos Aires, Argentina

T. +54114310 0100


Fernando Hernández received his law degree from the Buenos Aires University School of Law in 1994 and obtained an LLM at Columbia University School of Law in 2001. Fernando is partner of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal since 2011 and head of the Insolvency and Restructuring Department since 2016.

Fernando specializes in debt restructuring and insolvency and has over 15 years of experience in cross-border debt restructurings, corporate finance, banking and capital markets. Since 2002 he has been involved in some of the major corporate debt restructurings in Argentina and acquired extensive experience in cross-border private restructurings and insolvency proceedings, including structuring of ‘pre-packaged’ reorganization processes; negotiation with creditors; support and consent solicitations, cash-outs, exchange offers and tender offers, both private and through international depository systems (i.e. The Depository Trust Company); organization of restructuring offers and reorganization proposals, including write-offs, refinancing, and debt for debt and debt for equity swaps; structuring and negotiation of the terms and conditions of the refinancing and/or the consideration offered (i.e. equity and debt instruments); organization and follow up of restructuring and reorganization plans’ implementations, including mandatory exchanges and payments to hold-outs; and insolvency recognition proceedings under Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The experience acquired by Fernando in restructurings and reorganizations, along with the experience in corporate finance and capital markets, provides Fernando with an integral view of all aspects and matters involved in complex restructurings. Fernando wrote many articles both locally and internationally on matters of his specialization.

Fernando is a member of the International Bar Association, the INSOL International’s Latin American Committee and the International Insolvency Institute – NextGen Leadership Program.

Fernando is recommended for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Chambers Latin America (Band 3). The 2017 edition quotes clients who highlighted that he “is a highly qualified, dedicated and professional lawyer”. Fernando is also recommended for Banking and Finance as well as Bankruptcy and Restructuring in Legal 500’s 2017 edition, which highlighted Fernando as a “very technical, creative and tough negotiator”.

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