Jesús’s practice focuses on cross-border corporate and financial transactions, with an emphasis on financing and capital markets, corporate and investment banking, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. In the area of financing and capital markets, he regularly advises borrowers and lenders in syndicated and bilateral loans, as well as issuers and underwriters in the debt and equity capital markets. He also has extensive knowledge of the banking sector, in particular of the various laws across Latin America that impact the business of institutional cross-border banking.
Before joining FERRERE, Jesús worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), where he was General Counsel for Latin America and the Caribbean, excluding Mexico and Brazil (the so-called EBRAMEX region), and Senior Counsel for Corporate and Investment Banking in Latin America. In that role, Jesús was the main regional counsel for all the countries in the LatAm EBRAMEX region where BAML maintains a local presence and for all business lines operating in that region on a cross-border basis. He was also the lead transactional attorney at BAML in numerous capital markets, M&A and financing transactions across Latin America.
Prior to joining BAML, Jesús worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, based in New York City and Rome, Italy. There, he represented private and public sector clients on a broad range of corporate and financial matters, with an emphasis on corporate finance and capital markets, M&A, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, and equity investments. Except for the three years he spent in Rome, his practiced at Cleary Gottlieb focused almost entirely on Latin America. Among his clients at Cleary was the Republic of Argentina, which he advised on numerous matters, including its 2005 USD 81.8 billion debt restructuring (the largest sovereign debt restructuring in Latin America), as well as Republic of Peru and the Dominican Republic, which he advised in their inaugural global bond offerings.
- American Bar Association – Section of International Law
- New York City Bar Association