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Fernando Verdin focuses his practice on energy, administrative law, and anti-money laundering, advising clients on the intersection between the private aspects of a business matter with public sector regulations.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Fernando was an advisor to the Mexican federal fiscal deputy attorney for financial affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (MoF) and a director of electrical regulation at the Energy Regulatory Commission. During this time he participated in the mutual evaluation report (MER) conducted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to Mexico regarding money laundering prevention. He also participated in the review and preparation of the general administrative provisions for the operation of the Certificate Management System and Compliance with Clean Energy Obligations, the methodology used to determine the calculation and adjustment of the final tariffs, as well as the operating rates, which are applied to the Federal Electric Commission's subsidiary productive company, CFE, which is the supplier of basic services. In addition, he worked on the agreement between the companies participating in the open season for reserves process, the transmission capacity, and transformation of electric power for development in the state of Tamaulipas.

Fernando also participates in Jones Day's pro bono projects assisting nonprofit organizations and immigrants with their legal needs.


  • Spanish bank provides financing for construction and installation of two substation works located in State of Veracruz, MexicoJones Day represented a Spanish bank in connection with the financing for the construction and installation of two substation works with 115 kV voltages and a total capacity of 20 MVAr of compensation and 1 high voltage surge, and of a high-voltage line with 115 kV voltage, which will be located in the State of Veracruz, Mexico and to be owned by CFE Distribución.
  • Iberdrola acquires Tamazunchale Energía, S.A.P.I. de C.V.Jones Day advised Iberdrola Energía Tamazunchale, S.A. de C.V. and Iberdrola Generación México, S.A. de C.V in the acquisition from PROTAMA, S.A. DE C.V., as seller, of 100% of the stock capital of Tamazunchale Energía, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a company which is developing a cogeneration project with an installed capacity of 532 MW in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
  • 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”).
  • Parque Industrial de Energía Renovable and PIER IV enter into credit contract to fund windfarm energy projects in Puebla, MéxicoJones Day advised Parque Industrial de Energía Renovable, S.A. de C.V. and PIER IV, S.A. de C.V., as borrowers, in a Simple Credit Opening Contract with Fiduciary and Pledge Guarantees in connection with windfarm energy projects in Puebla, Mexico.
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