Fernando Pérez Correa

Partner

Biography

Fernando has 29 years of experience in Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy, Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation. He is admitted to practice in New York and in the federal courts of the 2nd Circuit of the United States. He is a mediator before the Superior Court of Justice of the Federal District, as well as a conciliator and trustee before the Federal Institute of Specialists in Commercial Insolvency. Since 1998 he has been a managing partner of the Dispute Resolution area. He has experience as counsel in 25 international commercial arbitrations and 4 investment arbitrations. He is listed in rankings such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer.
Fernando holds a law degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and an LLM from Cornell Law School, USA.

Experience
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Appointed as conciliator within the insolvency proceedings of the companies Grupo Almos and Soluciones Integrales Almos. These companies were two of the main fish and seafood import and distribution companies nationwide.
  • Appointed by the Mexican Government to act as an auditor to supervise the actions of the conciliator and trustee of Compañía Mexicana de Aviación and its subsidiaries.
  • Advised Turbo Limited in the processing of its bankruptcy proceedings under Mexican law, seeking to restructure its debts, as well as to obtain the signing of a creditors' agreement.
  • Represents and advises TGC Ingeniería, in its own insolvency proceeding.
  • Appointed by the Federal Institute of Bankruptcy Specialists (IFECOM) of the bankruptcy estate of the company Presta-melo, which is a financial institution regulated by the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV).
  • Advised and acted as conciliator of Perforadora Oro Negro bankruptcy. This bankruptcy proceeding is one of the most important insolvency proceedings in Mexico.

Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation

  • Advised Japan Tobacco International in a series of disputes brought by and against a former distributor in Mexico. We also represent the Client in the proceedings for the enforcement and recognition of an arbitral award obtained issued in France, under the rules of the ICC.
  • Represented Exportadora de Sal in a series of multimillion disputes regarding the termination of certain contracts for the sale and distribution of salt brine and sea salt.
  • Advised Getman Corporation in a dispute brought by a former distributor in Mexico, regarding the distribution of mining equipment.
  • Represented Tuxpan Port Terminal, in a real estate dispute regarding the boundary limits of its property in the Tuxpan Port Terminal in Veracruz.
  • Represented Aceros Camesa in a series of disputes brought against different debtors in order to collect million-dollar debts regarding the sale of steel products in Mexico.
Education

LLM, Cornell Law School, United States of America, 1993

 

Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, 1992