Eduardo Fernandez is a partner in Willkie's Corporate & Financial Services Department in Paris. Eduardo focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Mr. Fernandez is co-head of Willkie's European Committee and co-managing partner of Willkie's Paris office.
A native New Yorker, Eduardo commenced his career as an associate in Willkie's New York office. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Eduardo regularly represents some of Europe's most prominent private equity sponsors on leveraged buy-outs (LBO), leveraged recapitalizations, late stage growth capital investments and distressed M&A opportunities and has acted on several of the most prominent LBO and growth capital transactions in recent years on the French market.
Eduardo has extensive experience advising both privately held and publicly listed companies on French domestic and cross border acquisitions and dispositions in a broad range of industries, including in the business services, consumer products, food and healthcare sectors. Eduardo also advises on corporate venture investments and strategic alliances.
Chambers Europe (2020), Chambers Global (2020) and several other professional guides, including IFLR and Legal 500, rank Eduardo among the leading individuals practicing in Private Equity (High End Capability) and Corporate/M&A in France.
In 2020, Eduardo was cited among the top M&A lawyers in France (based on deal count and deal value) by Mergermarket and recognized among the top 10 M&A lawyers in France by MergerLinks.