Fernando is a partner in Madrid Office and practices civil and criminal litigation, national and international arbitration. He leads the Crime, Fraud and Investigations Group in Spain and deals with white collar crime proceedings.
Fernando has extensive experience as a litigator in a wide range of civil and criminal procedures, advising international and domestic clients and acting in representing clients in notorious criminal proceedings in the country. Likewise, he is a highly respected specialist in procedural civil law and arbitration regarding business issues. Fernando has acted before the Spanish Supreme Court, the Spanish Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights and acts as an arbitrator in proceedings of Madrid Arbitration Court, the Court of arbitration of the Madrid Bar Association, Spanish Court of Arbitration, and the CCI Court of Arbitration.
Fernando is a recognized leading practitioner in the market, he is known by peers and clients as "a prestigious senior practitioner" and "a great banking law specialist". He is a lecturer in Instituto de Empresa (Double Masters of Access to the Legal Profession) since 1988.
Fernando joined Madrid Bar Association in 1979 and the Madrid office as a partner in 2007 as a result of the merger of Simmons & Simmons and Mochales & Palacios (firm which he joined as a partner in 2002). Prior to join the firm he managed his own firm for more than 15 years.