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Ricardo Bernard is a partner specializing in the financing of transactions. He focuses on M&A, private equity and venture capital. Ricardo’s career has included working in New York at leading international firms, as well as at well-known development finance institutions in Africa. Prior to becoming one of the co-founders of the Washington DC office, Ricardo was based in Kenya. He shares his time between the US and Africa.
Ricardo has extensive experience advising public and private companies, project sponsors, and development financing institutions in developed and emerging markets. He is recognized as a subject matter expert in the structuring, drafting, negotiating and closing of complex commercial matters in the areas of M&A, private equity, venture capital, and trade finance.
Development Finance Representations
Senior Legal Advisor to the African Development Bank and Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank | 2012-2020
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Associate | 2011
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Associate | 2007-2011
University of Chicago Law School, Juris Doctor, 2007
Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts, 2004