Eugenio Bernal

Rico, Robles, Libenson y Bernal (Mexico)
Lawyer (Partner)

Eugenio Bernal is a founding partner of the Dispute Resolution Group in Mexico City. Upon joining White & Case as a legal intern in 1996, his practice originally focused on bank finance and securities transactions, debt restructurings and project finance deals, as well as providing financial regulatory advice, including transactions by Citigroup and Banamex, Empresas ICA, Telmex, Mabe, Grupo Posadas, Aeroméxico and several subsovereign entities. During 1999-2000, Mr. Bernal was involved in structuring the rehabilitation program and sale of BanCrecer, which at the time was Mexico’s fourth largest bank. His project finance experience includes advising the consortia led by ICA in the financing of the El Cajón (2004) and La Yesca (2008) hydroelectric power plants, two of the largest infrastructure projects in Mexico, as well as representing ICA in the 2005 refinancing of the toll road known as Corredor Sur, in Panama. From 2004 through 2006, Mr. Bernal also acted as head deputy to the Mexican Government-appointed mediator in the successful Mexican concurso reorganization and Chapter 11 proceedings of Satmex, Mexico’s leading satellite services provider. Having started his career at a prestigious litigation law firm in Mexico City, Mr. Bernal’s advice had continued to be sought frequently in pre-litigation strategic decisions even after he joined White & Case, which eventually led him to participate in the launching of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution practice in Mexico. His work in this area has included mainly administrative and constitutional litigation, spanning the financial, infrastructure, telecommunications and transportation sectors, as well as acting as counsel in domestic and international arbitration matters. His practice in these fields includes work for companies such as Kansas City Southern, Citigroup, Empresas ICA, Pfizer and Techint. In addition, he continues to provide frequent strategic advice to clients with respect to commercial litigation matters, both federal and local. Mr. Bernal has also continued to develop his insolvency practice, more recently advising Boeing, among other clients, in the judicial reorganization processes (concursos mercantiles) of Mexicana de Aviación and its sister airlines.

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