He has completed the following postgraduate programs “Telecommunications”, at the ITAM in 1999; “Transparency and Anticorruption IV” at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in 2005; and “Commercial Arbitration” at the Centro de Arbitraje de México (CAM), Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Santa Fe campus, and Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, A.C. (BMA), in 2007.
Principal areas of practice
He then was with the Federal Telecommunications Commission (Cofetel) in the then department of Legal Affairs, serving as a Specialized Services Professional (1999-2000), Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs (2000-2001), and Director of Regulatory Affairs (2001-2002). He joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa in September 2003.
Mr. Hernández received mention for his outstanding work in Law regarding the Seventh Ex-ITAM Award 2001, for his professional thesis “Some considerations on the legal nature of the National Development Plan”.
He received an Honorable Mention on his professional examination in 2001 at ITAM, and a special recognition from the Minister of Transport and Communication (SCT) for his participation in the process to set, for the first time in Mexico, specific obligations for the dominant telecommunications operator in Mexico (2000). He graduated with Merit in his Master at LSE.
Mr. Hernánez has advised the SCT on various telecommunications related matters and participated in the setting of sureties in Mexico for loans given by Citigroup to a business group in the automotive industry.
He was an advisor to the state government of San Luis Potosí from 2004 to 2005, and actively participated in the purchase of Universidad Latina in Costa Rica by the UNITEC in 2005.
Since the beginning, he has assisted Environmental Defense Fund in its incorporation and operations as an NGO in Mexico.