Areas of Practice
Commercial law, banking law, legal compliance, litigation, civil law.
Law degree from Universidad Complutense, Madrid (1984).
A practicing lawyer since 1986 with over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer in a bank’s in-house legal department, where between 2007 and 2014 he served as the bank’s head of the legal department and of legal compliance and as secretary of the Board of Directors and of the Auditing, Risks and Compliance Committee. Moreover, between 2011 and 2014 he was appointed responsible for the entity before the Spanish Commission for Prevention of Money Laundering (SEPBLAC) and was also the Chairman of the Internal Control Body (OCI) on the matter of money laundering prevention.
From such positions, he has handled all the bank´s contracting and litigation activity, getting fully involved in the implementation of legal compliance and good corporate governance cultures.
He has also performed the posts of legal counsel and secretary to the Board of Directors of several companies, both of a national and international dimension.
Fernando is an experienced lawyer in matters involving international trade and in the legal structuring of businesses in high-risk jurisdictions.
Fernando is also a teacher of International Contracts in the post-graduate MBA and MDCI programs of ESIC’s Business School, a lecturer of International Legal Consultancy in Camilo José Cela University’s Master of Access to Legal Practice and he also imparts training programs in the Legal Practice School of Universidad Complutense, Madrid.
He joined Estudio Jurídico Almagro, S.L.P. in 2015