Fernando F.Pastore


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Fernando Pastore has more than a decade of experience representing global clients in investigations and disputes arising out of Latin America.

With a deep knowledge of the local culture and legal landscape, Fernando advises clients in and coordinates high-profile investigations concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, corporate fraud, and antitrust violations, as well as violations to internal policies, having presented to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) on several occasions. Fernando also helps clients design, implement, and review compliance programs and conduct pre- and post-M&A anticorruption due diligence.

Fernando is also significantly involved in coordinating bet-the-company criminal and civil cross-border disputes and international arbitrations with a Latin American connection. Prior to joining Jones Day he gained robust experience as a trial lawyer at a leading Brazilian litigation firm, where he assisted Fortune 100 clients in a broad range of disputes and complex litigation cases.

Recently, Fernando has been advising clients in the energy, chemical, ports, medical devices, automotive, and auto parts industries on how to mitigate criminal exposure in the United States related to internal and government investigations conducted in Argentina and different regions of Brazil, including the Car Wash (Lava Jato) investigation. Fernando has also been advising clients in one of the highest profile criminal cases in Brazil and a multimillion dollar International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration involving take-or-pay agreements governed by Brazilian and Swiss laws.

Fernando is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Defense to the Right of Defense (IDDD), a Brazilian institution focusing on transforming the Brazilian criminal justice system.


  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day is advising WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • UPL sells stake in Advanta Enterprises to KKRJones Day advised UPL Limited in its $300 million sale of a 13.33% stake in its subsidiary, Advanta Enterprises Limited, to KKR.
  • J.M. Huber acquires Biolchim GroupJones Day advised J. M. Huber Corporation in the acquisition of Biolchim Group, a leading producer and distributor of specialty plant nutrition and biostimulants, from private equity firms NB Renaissance and Chequers Capital and the Biolchim Group management team.
  • Orange and Masmovil to combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day is advising Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • Manufacturing company conducts internal investigation into allegations of corruption at Latin America facilityJones Day conducted an internal investigation for a publicly traded manufacturing company into allegations of corruption in one of its largest manufacturing facilities in Latin America.
  • Individual defends wire fraud and identity theft claims in SDNYJones Day defended an individual charged in SDNY with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and identity theft.
  • Heidrick & Struggles acquires 2GETJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles in its acquisition of 2GET, a premier executive search firm in Brazil and one of the largest search firms in the country.
  • Chevron buys Pasadena Refining System for $350 million from Petrobras America Inc.Jones Day advised Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, in its purchase of all of the equity interests of Pasadena Refining System Inc. ("PRSI") and PRSI Trading, LLC from Petrobras America Inc. for $350 million, subject to adjustments for working capital.
  • Manufacturer cleared in bribery investigationJones Day conducted an independent investigation regarding allegations that employees in a foreign operation of a U.S.-based manufacturer bribed witnesses in court proceedings.
  • U.S. based energy company defends allegations of bribery in Brazil's Lava Jato investigationJones Day represents a large U.S. based energy company which had significant operations in Latin America and was accused of a bribery payment to a very senior Petrobras official implicated in the Lava Jato investigation in Brazil.
  • Executives of worldwide construction firm respond to multijurisdictional FCPA investigationJones Day represents numerous executives of an international construction and engineering firm (with operations worldwide) in a multijurisdictional FCPA investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.
  • Chevron defends against allegations of environmental damage from oil seeps off coast of BrazilJones Day is serving as lead U.S. counsel for Chevron with respect to various legal and administrative proceedings arising out of oil seeps that occurred off the coast of Brazil in November 2011 and March 2012.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Defended one of the major global oil companies against the enforcement of a $9 billion Ecuadorian judgment in Brazil.

    Defended one of the major global oil companies against criminal and civil claims of environmental damage resulting from oil seeps off the coast of Brazil.

    Defended a major beverage manufacturer in several commercial disputes in Brazil.


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