Expert in financing transactions, particularly in project financing, real estate and debt restructuring.

Fernando Bernad has led many project finance transactions and infrastructure projects (including motorways, subway lines, hospitals and desalination plants), energy projects (solar thermal, photovoltaic, and biofuel plants, and wind farms) in Spain and other countries; acquisition finance transactions (LBOs/MBOs); and simple and structured real estate transactions (sale-and-leaseback agreements and profit sharing).

He advises private and public sector clients on designing and implementing debt restructuring and refinancing transactions in sectors such as real estate, construction, leasing and renting, and large-scale retail.

He is the non-board member secretary of entities supervised by the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission.

He regularly lectures at business schools and universities.


  • Doctor of Laws
    Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, 2002

    Master in Comparative Jurisprudencie (MCJ)
    New York University School of Law, 1994

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidad CEU San Pablo, 1992

    Diploma in Business Studies
    Universidad CEU San Pablo, 1993

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Chambers & Partners (Global and Europe), Legal 500 (Global and Latin America), Expert Guides, IFLR, Latin Lawyer, Leaders League, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal in Banking & Finance, Derivatives, Project Finance, Projects and Energy, Public Finance, Public Law, Administrative Law, Financial institution, Capital Markets: Securitisation, Real Estate and Construction, Restructuring & Insolvency and Structured Finance

Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers in Banking & Finance 2022, Finance 2019; Real Estate & Construction Law 2016 and 2017; Projects 2012