Head of Santiago Chapter, Chile


Practice: Fernando advise companies on matters relating to foreign trade, customs law, civil law, commercial law and public law. He also represents clients in special administrative procedures involving public entities like the National Customs Service, the Institute of Public Health, the Department of Agriculture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Commission of Anti-Dumping and Price Distortion, among others. Fernando is specialized in advising his clients in the initiation of international business and the elaboration of a strategic plan for the negotiation of international and local contracts. Fernando also advise clients to fully exploit the tax benefits derived from the international trade agreements signed by Chile. Finally, Fernando handles requirements of the Law on Transparency in specialized fields of international trade.

Experience: Fernando has an extensive experience in the public and the private sector, among which stands out: President of the General Board of Customs of Chile, appointed by the President of the Republic of Chile (2012 - 2013), a court in charge of solving administrative disputes related to customs and tax matters - Director of the Integrated Foreign Trade System of Chile (www.sicexchile.cl) in the Ministry of Finance of Chile (www.hacienda.cl/english.html) (2012) where he led the legal aspects of the project and the organization and implementation of the system - Head of the Judicial Department of the Housing and Urban Authority of Santiago of Chile (2012-2014) - Regional Internal Comptroller of the Housing and Urban Authority of the O'Higgins Region of Chile (2011-2012). In the private area, Fernando’s most relevant positions include: General Manager of the Private Customs Agency M.V.R. y Cia. Ltda. (2003-2009) – Founding Partner of the Law Firm “Adexco Lawyers” (www.adexcoabogados.cl) - Professor of the Chair of "Law and New Business", Faculty of Engineering, San Sebastián University of Chile (2016 - present),

Education and Academic Degrees: Basic and Secondary Education Cordillera High School of Santiago, Chile - Bachelor of Law and Social Sciences, law degree, University Gabriela Mistral of Chile – Memory grade "The Customs Destination of Export" approved with distinction - Degree in “Customs Law and Foreign Trade”, Faculty of law, Finis Terrae University of Chile - Former assistant professor of the chair of Commercial law, Faculty of law, Gabriela Mistral University of Chile.

Languages: Spanish (native) – English (fluent).

Cerro El Plomo 5931, Of. 1614 | Las Condes | Santiago de Chile.
+56 2 2245 4197


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