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Fernando Ballesteros is a business oriented attorney with 14 years of experience advising clients in a variety of industries in civil and commercial arbitration and litigation proceedings, as well as in local and cross-border bankruptcy proceedings. He represents clients in preemptive litigation, interim measures, judicial proceedings related to the enforcement of arbitral awards, and cases involving contractual disputes, financial and credit transactions, real estate, shareholders' disputes, probate proceedings, M&A transactions, and enforcement of guarantees.

Fernando has been actively involved in different business restructurings and bankruptcy matters entailing multiple jurisdictions. He has successfully represented clients in the retail, automotive, telecom, financial, advertisement, hospitality, steel, energy, beverage, and food industries before Mexican courts as well as before arbitral institutions (CAM, ICC, ICSID).

Fernando has received awards from international legal publications as a member of several "winning teams."

Fernando's in-house experience includes working at Motorola Solutions and as a legal intern with MTV Networks Latin America, both based in the United States.


  • Banco Santander México and BBVA Bancomer grant sustainability linked revolving credit agreement for MXN$13.5 billion and US$410 million to Fibra UnoJones Day acted as special Mexican counsel to Banco Santander México, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander México, (administrative agent), BBVA Bancomer, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer (sustainability agent), and other lenders, in connection with a sustainability linked revolving credit agreement for up to the aggregate principal amount of MXN$13.5 billion (US$700 million) and US$410 million granted to Banco Actinver, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Actinver, acting solely and exclusively as trustee under Trust number 1401 (Fibra Uno).
  • Goldman Sachs provides credit facility to CredijustoJones Day represented Goldman Sachs in connection with a credit facility provided to Credijusto, a Mexican financial technology firm.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Nissan Motor Co. in global restructuring of Takata CorporationJones Day is representing Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in connection with the global restructuring of Takata Corporation and its subsidiaries.
  • Leading auto parts manufacturer prevails in multimillion dollar commercial disputeJones Day successfully represented a leading auto parts manufacturer in a commercial dispute in excess of $17 million.
  • Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
  • Jefferies and BCP Securities restructure debt of Cobre del MayoJones Day advised Jefferies LLC and BCP Securities, LLC, as exchange and solicitation agents, in the restructuring of the debt of Cobre del Mayo, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican copper mining company.
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