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