Aida Fernandez

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Aida Fernandez is a first year Associate in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project, and Asset Finance Practice and joined after being a Summer Associate in 2020. Prior to joining White & Case, Aida worked at a top law firm based in Madrid in 2019 in their Banking and Competition practices.

Aida was awarded the Entrepreneurial Lawyers Award at Instituto de Empresa in 2016 as a result of her work in the program of Un Techo Para Mi Pais in Guatemala. In addition, she earned the Council of Europe Award in 2018 for earning first place in the European Human Rights Competition and the Albert H. Kritzker Award in 2019 for her Statement of Claim on the Moot Madrid Competition.

Aida is fluent in Spanish, French and English.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Illinois State Bar
Education
BA
University of Geneva

Switzerland

LLB
IE University

Spain

JD
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Languages
English
Spanish
French

Experience

Financing of a green bitcoin mining facility
Representation of Cumulus Digital LLC, as Borrower and the other Cumulus guarantors (all wholly-owned subsidiaries of Talen Energy Corporation) with respect to their US$175M senior secured financing from Orion Energy Partners, which will be used to fund the construction and operation of Talen's bitcoin mining joint venture ("Nautilus Cryptomine") as well as to fund common infrastructure for Nautilus Cryptomine and the Cumulus hyperscale data center campus located adjacent to Talen's 2.5GW Susquehanna carbon-free nuclear plant.

Corporate governance matters
Representation of Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation in their corporate governance matters.

Hertz litigation
Representation of Hertz in the litigation following the bankruptcy in 2021.