Bernardo is an attorney specialized in project finance and mergers & acquisitions, with extensive experience in the life sciences and infrastructure industries.
In the infrastructure industry, Bernardo advises financial institutions and developers on the construction and financing of infrastructure projects, such as highways, railways, aqueducts, water treatment plants, desalinization plants, government facilities and other major projects through services and construction contracts, concessions and public-private partnerships. In one of his recent work highlights, he advised Abertis Infraestructuras (one of the largest toll roads operators in the world) and GIC (one of the three reserves management entities of Singapore) on their acquisition of Red de Carreteras de Occidente, one of the biggest toll road operators in Mexico. This was one of the largest M&A transactions in Mexico in recent years.
In the life sciences industry, Bernardo advises pharmaceutical companies in M&A transactions and on regulatory aspects related to marketing authorizations, divesture of assets, vaccination projects, public procurement, manufacture, supply and distribution of medicines, human clinical trials, construction and operation of pharmaceutical facilities and commercialization of medicines. One of his recent projects that stands out is his advice to Sanofi in the implementation of the first public private partnership for the manufacturing and commercialization of influenza vaccines in Mexico, a project of paramount relevance to Mexico’s population.
Bernardo undertakes various pro bono activities for health-related associations and local communities in Mexico City.
Bernardo has a law degree from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (1998) and was a foreign associate at Shearman & Sterling in New York (2001).
The French publication Leaders League recognizes him as leader in the Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech practice, while The Legal 500 has named him as “Leading Individual” in the Life Sciences practice, due to her extensive knowledge in the field, and excellent feedback from his clients.
Bernardo is part of the Galicia’s Compensation and the New Collaboration Model Committees; and co-leads the Life Sciences and Infrastructure practices of the Firm.