Corporate; Finance; International Arbitration
Gerardo is a senior partner in DLA Piper's international arbitration, maritime, financial, aviation, banking and insurance practices.
Gerardo acts as legal counsel to Mexican and international banks, shipping companies, airlines carriers, as well as other specialized financial entities. He focuses in structuring, negotiating, and drafting loan facilities and restructurings for domestic and cross-border transactions, commercial lending, project finance and asset finance. Gerardo is legal counsel for Mexican and foreign entities dealing with aviation matters and specializes in acquisition, aviation leasing and chartering of aircrafts.
Gerardo has counselled shipping companies by providing sound legal advice on all areas of asset and project finance related with the shipping industry. He has experience in structuring and implementing financing for the acquisition, leasing, chartering and flagging of vessels, security and collateral schemes for cross-border and domestic financings of ships.
Gerardo has counselled insurance companies in the process for the obtainment of authorizations for the operation of Mexican subsidiaries, and in insurance claims disputes in Mexico.
Gerardo has extensive experience in international arbitration and has advised clients in numerous jurisdictions in relation to international arbitration disputes in a wide range of sectors.
Law Degree (Licenciatura en Derecho), Escuela Libre de Derecho