Fernando Margarit

For over 20 years, Fernando has represented clients on domestic and cross-border financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects and other corporate transactions.

Fernando routinely represents project sponsors, developers, equity investors and financial institutions on a wide range of infrastructure projects, including some of the world’s most significant subsea fiber optic cable systems. He also regularly represents clients in complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, financings and other corporate transactions, often on a cross border basis. Fernando has particular experience and familiarity with the legal systems, culture and business practices of Latin America.

Fernando’s clients range from start-up corporations to some of the world's largest multinational telecommunications carriers, financial institutions and private and public companies.

Relevant Experience

  • Represents financial institutions and borrowing groups on a wide range of domestic and cross-border financings, including syndicated credits and asset-based and other structured financings
  • Represents clients on complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other corporate transactions across a broad range of sectors, including the transportation, financial services, telecommunications and media sectors
  • Represents numerous telecommunications operators and groups on all facets of the construction, development and operation of subsea fiber optic networks in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans and Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas
  • Regularly represents domestic and multinational companies in connection with establishing and developing their presence in the United States as well as in connection with their commercial and business activities in Latin America


  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Council of the Americas
  • Member, Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, Florida and New York
  • Member, Brazilian-US Chamber of Commerce, Florida and New York
  • Member, World Services Group

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed for City Focus: Miami, Legal 500 Latin America 2019
  • Selected as a Best Lawyer for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Virginia, The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2020.  A description of the selection methodology can be found on Best Lawyers’ webpage.
  • Recognized as a leader in Latin America-wide Banking & Finance, Chambers Global, 2018-2020
  • Recognized as a Leader in Banking & Finance, 2018 Chambers Latin America
  • Listed for Banking and Finance, Projects and Energy and Corporate/M&A), Legal 500 Latin America 2013-2019

  • Listed for Projects and Energy, Legal 500 Latin America 2013-2018

  • Listed for Corporate/M&A, Legal 500 Latin America 2013-2018

  • Named among Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers for Banking & Finance, Latinvex, 2016-2019
  • Selected as a Leader in Latin American Investment, Florida, Chambers USA, 2009-2011 and 2014-2018
  • Named among the Latin Lawyer 500, International Corporate/M&A; International Banking & Finance; and International Projects & Energy, Latin Lawyer magazine, 2012-2015
  • Named among the Latin Lawyer 250, International, Latin Lawyer magazine, 2003-2009, 2014, 2016
  • Listed for Mergers & Acquisitions and for International Finance, South Florida Legal Guide, 2014-2016. A description of the selection methodology can be found on South Florida Legal Guide’s webpage.
  • Listed as Top Corporate Law Firm in Miami, Legal Industry Research Study, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc, 2011
  • Team selected for an Award for Excellence in Latin American Investment, Chambers USA, 2009
  • Leadership Team, African Telecoms Deal of the Year, Project Finance Magazine, 2007
  • Selected for M&A Deal of the Year, Latin Lawyer magazine, 2007
  • Named among Top Dealmakers of the Year for International Corporate, Daily Business Review, 2006-2007
  • Named among Most Effective Lawyers for International Law, Daily Business Review, 2006
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer for Business/Corporate Law, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2012-2016. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.
  • Named among Florida’s Legal Elite (2008) and for International-Miami (2009), Florida Trend magazine. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Florida Trend’s webpage.