Fernanda Florentino Fernandez Jankov

PROF. DR FERNANDA FLORENTINO FERNANDEZ JANKOV, PHD

Founding Partner


BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS:

Brazilian Bar, Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (lawyer)
Portuguese Bar, Ordem dos Advogados de Portugal (lawyer)
Russian Lawyers Guild (Representative at the Federal Republic of Brazil)
Serbian Bar, Advokatska Komora Srbije (lawyer)

EDUCATION:

Law Graduate - Law Faculty, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Law Graduate - Law School, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Post Graduate Programme in Taxation and Tax Litigation - Brazilian Institute of Taxation, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Master Degree Latin American Integration - Center for Latin American Studies, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Doctorate in Law - Law Faculty, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

FELLOWSHIPS:

Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, United Kingdom
Institute of Comparative Law, Ministry of Science, Belgrade, Serbia (senior researcher)

MEMBERSHIPS:

International Bar Association (lawyer)
Núcleo de Estudos Criminais, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Royal Academy of Dance, London, United Kingdom (full teacher)

 

Prof. dr Fernanda Florentino Fernandez Jankov, RAD PhD is a Law Graduate from both the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and the University of Nottingham Law School, United Kingdom. She achieved her Master's Degree in Latin American Integration from the University of São Paulo and obtained a Doctorate in Law from the Federal University in Parana, Brazil, fully nostrified in Portugal by the Ministry of Education and in Serbia, by the Ministry of Education, Belgrade Law Faculty.

She also holds a post-graduate course in Taxation and Tax Litigation (Procedural Law) by IBET, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Prof. Fernandez was a senior researcher at the Institute of Comparative Law within the Ministry of Science in Belgrade, Serbia, in addition to being a professor at the University of Belgrade Law School, lecturing in Judicial Protection in the EU, Tempus Program.

She was a Professor of International Corporate Law and Taxation in São Paulo for more than 10 years.

She is a member of such prestigious organizations as the College of Arbitrators FDI Competition in Frankfurt and has achieved recognition of her academic background from the Bar of England and Wales.

Prof. Fernandez has worked as a visiting fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. Her book, "The Principle of Universal Jurisdiction in International Criminal Law: International Criminal Court’s Mechanism of Implementation", is based on her Doctoral thesis, researched at the University of Cambridge during her time spent as a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law.

For the past 24 years she has concentrated her practice in the areas of Wealth Management, International and European Corporate Law, International Taxation, Banking and Finance Law.

With a strong client base in South America and Europe as public and privately held entities, investment banks, investment funds, trusts, foundations, wealthy investors and family offices she has a significant experience in counseling them in development and management of the legal structure required for their success.

Her caseload includes representing a financial institution in setting up its main structure for issuing securities and collaterals based on agricultural and mineral products. She has also advised legal entities operating in the financial market on risk management and compliance mainly towards director’s accountability for corporate actions that arguably have broken the law.

She has counseled wealthy investors in the decision making process regarding the set up of their international taxation plan covering the main principles applicable to taxation links and the corporate structure in the jurisdictions chosen. This process has involved a thoughtful coordination of international legal systems across multiple jurisdictions.

Representing a well know educational institution in Brazil, she coordinated the legal team in charge of structuring its franchise programme, which nowadays is considered one of the top 20 trademarks offering franchises in Brazil and in South America. Moreover, within her experience in corporate law is her ability of working with ‘mergers and acquisitions’ cases, mainly though the counseling of board members.

Having worked in complex cases including investigations procedures of alleged crime of corruption in the judiciary in Brazil, she is highly respected for her aggressive approach in building up new legal strategies for a certain case, strongly based on the democratic rule of law.

In the field of Space Law her publication on 'The Impact of the Declaration of Legal Principles in the Development of Remote Sensing ́s International Legal System: Revisiting the concept of States ́International Responsibility' In: International Astronautical Federation Congress, 2003, Bremen.  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, reflects her ability in applying her academic background to innovative legal solutions in facing the challenges of a highly technical and globalized market.

Finally she has a solid experience in judicial protection in the European Union, having worked with natural and legal entities in the cases related to the Freedom of Movement of persons, capital and goods and services. Her publications in this area include: 'The Delimitation of Community Competences in the European Constitutionalism In: 50 Godina Evropske Unije.1 ed.Belgrado : Excelsior, 2007, v.1, p. 117-135’;  'A Questão da Kompetenz/Kompetenz no Processo de Integração Européia In: A Integração Regional no Direito Internacional.1 ed.São Paulo : Aduaneiras, 2006, p. 189-212.’ and “The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union Provides a Long Overdue Bill of Rights for the European Union’. In: Strani Pravni Zivot, Institut za Uporedno Pravo, 1-2/2007, Beograd, Serbia.

PUBLICATIONS:

“Accessorial Liability in Common Law: A Critical Analysis”. In: Uvod u Pravo SAD, Institut za Uporedno Pravo, Beograd 2008, ISBN 978-86-80059-56-3.

“Antidumping Investigations and the Role of the Judiciary in the WTO System.” Strani Pravni Život. , v.2/2010, p.45 - 62, 2009.

Antidumping Investigations and the Role of the Judiciary in the WTO System”, In: Strani Pravni Život, Institut za Uporedno Pravo, 2/2010, Beograd 2009, ISSN 0039 2138.

“Direito Internacional Penal: Mecanismo de implementação do Tribunal Penal Internacional”, Fernanda Florentino Fernandez Jankov, São Paulo: Saraiva, 2009. ISBN 978-85-02-07490-3. Book 380 pages.

“Guerra ao Terror” e a manutenção do Estado de Direito: uma análise da jurisprudência britânica(“War on terror” and the rule of law: an analisis from the perspectiva of British jurisprudence). In: RICA (Revista Interdisciplinar Científica Aplicada), Blumenau, Brasil, v. 1, n.  3, 01-30, Sem II.  2007, ISSN 1980-7031.

“International Criminal Law Making: the role of legal sources in the concept of international crimes” (Processos de Elaboração do Direito Internacional Penal: o papel das fontes no conceito de crimes internacionais) in FMU Direito (Law Faculty) , year 20, N. 28, 2006. ISSN 1518-6652

“Procesi izrade međunarodnog krivičnog prava: uloga izvora u konceptu međunarodnih zločina”,XXII Kongres Kopaoničke škole prirodnog prava, ‘Pravo i vreme’, Kopaonik 13-17. decembar 2009, Srbija.“The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union Provides a Long Overdue Bill of Rights for the European Union’. In: Strani Pravni Zivot, Institut za Uporedno Pravo, 1-2/2007, Beograd, Serbia.

“The delimitation of Community Competences in the European Constitutionalism.” In: 50 Godina Evropske Unije, Institut za uporedno pravo, Vlada Srbije, Kancelarija za pridruživanje EU, Beograd, 2007117-135, ISBN 978-86-80059-48-8, ISBN 978-86-84979-31-7.

The Impact of the Declaration of Legal Principles in the Development of Remote Sensing ́s International Legal System: Revisting the concept of States ́International Responsibility’ In: International Astronautical Federation Congress, 2003, Bremen.  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

“The Legality of Uti Possidetis in the Definition of Kosovo’s Legal Status”. In: Tematski zbornik radova: Kosmet – Gordijev čvor, Institut za Uporedno Pravo, Beograd 2008, ISBN 978-86-80059-55-6.

“Unfair Competition among Business in the Marketplace – Abuse of a Dominant Position”. In:Strani Pravni Život, Institut za Uporedno Pravo, 1/2009, Beograd 2009, ISSN 0039 2138

“Unfair Competition among Business in the Marketplace – Abuse of a Dominant Position”. In:Strani Pravni Život, Institut za Uporedno Pravo, 3/2008, Beograd 2008, ISSN 0039 2138.

“United Kingdom’s Human Rights Legislation (1998)”. Bulletin of the International Penal Law Association – Brazilian Group, Number 02, Volume 02, May, 2006.