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Fernando Ballesteros

Fernando Ballesteros focuses his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration. He has handled aspects of litigation before federal and local courts, including amparo trials (a remedy for the protection of constitutional rights) for domestic, international, and multinational clients, with significant experience in commercial, civil, bankruptcy, and constitutional matters, and cases involving contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, minority shareholders' rights, probate proceedings, consumer protection, and enforcement of guarantees. He also represents corporations and individuals in complex proceedings before arbitration forums.

Fernando negotiates and drafts contracts for private and governmental entities and has been involved with corporate governance regulation, due diligence, and governmental compliance, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prior to joining Jones Day, he represented financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings; represented a satellite operator in a contractual dispute against a Mexican governmental agency; represented the largest insurance company in Costa Rica before judicial courts for a contractual dispute against a reinsurance company; negotiated and settled judicial and arbitration controversies in Mexico and abroad regarding the intellectual property of a children-oriented corporation that has been franchised in many countries; led the litigation team that represented multiple heirs and negotiated and settled the judicial proceedings involving a wealthy estate with cross-border considerations; and drafted warranty terms and conditions for products sold in Latin America for an international data communications and telecommunications equipment provider. Fernando has received awards from international legal publications as a member of several "winning teams." [1]