Fernando Verdin's practice is centered on energy and administrative law. He advises clients on the private sector aspects of commercial matters relating to public regulations, the legal and regulatory scope of the Mexican power authority, and the repealed Electric Power Public Service Law.
Fernando guides clients through alternative solutions to complex regulatory problems during the development and acquisition of renewable energy projects and reviews drafts and legal instruments required for the sale and purchase and financing of projects. He also has experience drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements (PPAs).
Fernando recently advised companies in the electricity industry regarding the protection of their rights when implementing new regulatory instruments, policies, grid fees, and criteria imposed by the current federal administration, including representing clients in disputes before judicial courts.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Fernando was advisor to the Deputy Attorney General for Financial Affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) and Director of Electrical Regulation at the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE). During his federal public administration service, he participated in the drafting and review of various guidelines related to clean energy and regulated tariffs.
- Centro de Investigación y Docencias Económicas (Postgraduate Diploma in Regulation 2017); University of California, Berkeley (Postgraduate Diploma in Fundamentals of U.S. Law 2014); Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (J.D. 2011)
- Director of Electrical Regulation, Energy Regulatory Commission (2016-2018); Advisor to the Federal Fiscal Deputy Attorney for Financial Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (2015-2016)
- Spanish and English