Fernando J. Rovira-Rullán

Fernando J. Rovira-Rullán is a Capital Member of Ferraiuoli and Chair of its Corporate Department. His principal areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions with extensive local and cross border experience, private equity, corporate, governance and fiduciary duties law, emerging and start-up companies, commercial lending, complex contracts and intellectual property law.

He currently serves as adjunct professor at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law where for more than fifteen years he has offered advanced legal courses such as Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Law.

Fernando joined Ferraiuoli after having served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of a publicly traded financial institution. He started his career in the 1990s as a corporate attorney at another of Puerto Rico’s full service corporate law firms.

Get to know Fernando

Why Ferraiuoli?

Ferraiuoli represents a new generation of law practice in Puerto Rico. We are unique in our approach to serve our clients while adding real value day in and day out. For many clients, Ferraiuoli is their in-house legal department and for others it’s their most trusted and valuable business partner. We make it our priority to provide outstanding legal representation that recognizes their business needs and goals. This philosophy also extends to our willingness to devise practical alternative fee arrangements that satisfy our mutual business objectives.

Why do your clients come to you?

I think my clients come to me because I offer them legal sophistication, practicality and ultimately quality service at times when they really need it. From the moment a client hires me, I serve them in a way that reflects and is commensurate with the trust they have placed in me. I will do everything within my abilities to fully comply with their demands in an efficient and ultimately successful manner.

What do you find most rewarding?

Working with an amazingly talented group of people each day in a healthy and productive work environment. Also, to see how our clients give us more work each day in a very organic fashion. This makes me feel very proud and therefore motivates me to continue to give 100% of my talent and abilities to my clients and colleagues. This is, in essence our credo – top notch work ethic, honesty, integrity, trust and friendship.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Acted as local M&A Counsel in the structuring and closing of the franchise rights and existing local retail operations of one of the world’s leading specialized coffee brands.
  • Acted as local M&A counsel to a principal upstream gasoline wholesaler brand in the acquisition of a competitor’s Puerto Rico and USVI operations.
  • Acted as local counsel to a leading global pharmaceutical company in its joint venture with another global pharmaceutical company for the manufacturing, sale and distribution of brand name consumer over the counter products.
  • Represented a leading global private equity fund in the due diligence, bid process, negotiation and closing of a Loan Portfolio and Real Estate Purchase Agreement whereby said fund acquired a commercial real estate loan and REO portfolio from one of Puerto Rico’s local banks.
  • Represented a client in its acquisition of all the outstanding shares of a renowned Puerto Rico rum distillery.
  • Served as local counsel in the sale of the intellectual property related portfolio related to the s ports medicine product line of a global medical device manufacturer.

Speaking Engagements

  • Entrepreneurship Summit – Business Structures. Puerto Rico Convention Center. Puerto Rico, December 4, 2015
  • H3 Conference – How to Avoid Founding Dilemmas. Caribe Hilton. Puerto Rico, November 20, 2015
  • Association for Financial Professionals – Family Business Succession Planning. Caribe Hilton.Puerto Rico, October 16, 2015
  • Puerto Rico Investment Summit – Private Equity Funds and Other Investment Vehicles, Puerto Rico Convention Center, May 18 and 19, 2015.
  • H3 Conference – Founder’s Equity Dilemmas. Caribe Hilton. Puerto Rico, November 23, 2014.
  • H3 Conference – Which Entity is Right for You, Caribe Hilton, Puerto Rico, November 23, 2014.

Publications

Get to know Fernando

Why Ferraiuoli?

Ferraiuoli represents a new generation of law practice in Puerto Rico. We are unique in our approach to serve our clients while adding real value day in and day out. For many clients, Ferraiuoli is their in-house legal department and for others it’s their most trusted and valuable business partner. We make it our priority to provide outstanding legal representation that recognizes their business needs and goals. This philosophy also extends to our willingness to devise practical alternative fee arrangements that satisfy our mutual business objectives.

Why do your clients come to you?

I think my clients come to me because I offer them legal sophistication, practicality and ultimately quality service at times when they really need it. From the moment a client hires me, I serve them in a way that reflects and is commensurate with the trust they have placed in me. I will do everything within my abilities to fully comply with their demands in an efficient and ultimately successful manner.

What do you find most rewarding?

Working with an amazingly talented group of people each day in a healthy and productive work environment. Also, to see how our clients give us more work each day in a very organic fashion. This makes me feel very proud and therefore motivates me to continue to give 100% of my talent and abilities to my clients and colleagues. This is, in essence our credo – top notch work ethic, honesty, integrity, trust and friendship.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Acted as local M&A Counsel in the structuring and closing of the franchise rights and existing local retail operations of one of the world’s leading specialized coffee brands.
  • Acted as local M&A counsel to a principal upstream gasoline wholesaler brand in the acquisition of a competitor’s Puerto Rico and USVI operations.
  • Acted as local counsel to a leading global pharmaceutical company in its joint venture with another global pharmaceutical company for the manufacturing, sale and distribution of brand name consumer over the counter products.
  • Represented a leading global private equity fund in the due diligence, bid process, negotiation and closing of a Loan Portfolio and Real Estate Purchase Agreement whereby said fund acquired a commercial real estate loan and REO portfolio from one of Puerto Rico’s local banks.
  • Represented a client in its acquisition of all the outstanding shares of a renowned Puerto Rico rum distillery.
  • Served as local counsel in the sale of the intellectual property related portfolio related to the s ports medicine product line of a global medical device manufacturer.

Speaking Engagements

  • Entrepreneurship Summit – Business Structures. Puerto Rico Convention Center. Puerto Rico, December 4, 2015
  • H3 Conference – How to Avoid Founding Dilemmas. Caribe Hilton. Puerto Rico, November 20, 2015
  • Association for Financial Professionals – Family Business Succession Planning. Caribe Hilton.Puerto Rico, October 16, 2015
  • Puerto Rico Investment Summit – Private Equity Funds and Other Investment Vehicles, Puerto Rico Convention Center, May 18 and 19, 2015.
  • H3 Conference – Founder’s Equity Dilemmas. Caribe Hilton. Puerto Rico, November 23, 2014.
  • H3 Conference – Which Entity is Right for You, Caribe Hilton, Puerto Rico, November 23, 2014.

Publications