Andres Alvarez

Special Counsel


Andres Alvarez is a special counsel business lawyer in Foley Arena's Mexico City office. His practice focuses on cross-border transactional matters, both in the corporate and commercial areas. He also advises clients frequently in international trade and customs matters. With extensive in-house counsel experience coupled with an MBA, Andres brings a deep understanding of what drives business decisions and how legal work can help further a client’s overall business goals. He works across multiple industries but has particular experience in the technology, financial, manufacturing, consumer, hospitality, and industrial sectors.

Andres previously served as general counsel and compliance officer at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, an agricultural research organization with operations across the globe. While in this position, he was responsible for the organization’s appropriate corporate governance and legal compliance. Prior to that role, Andres worked as contract manager in the legal department of PepsiCo Mexico, where he drafted, reviewed, supervised, and/or negotiated the agreements of the organization’s business units throughout Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Andres also provides continuing assistance in a number of regulatory matters for investors in Mexico.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Mexican Bar Association
  • Board Member, Dallas Chapter of the Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos
  • Member, Dallas Regional Chamber International Task Force

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, The Legal 500 General Counsel Power List
    • Mexico (2016)


  • LLM, Comparative and International Law, SMU (2019)
  • M.B.A., IPADE (2010)
  • J.D., ITAM (1999)
  • Executive Diploma Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School (2000)
  • Mastering Negotiations Program, Harvard Kennedy School (2014)


  • Spanish
  • English


Reassessing Your Global Compliance Risk Profile
13 November 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
As Mexico Reopens, Authorization Requirements Are Clarified
01 June 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Mexico Reopens; Puebla Resists
26 May 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Mexico Reopens June 1: Health and Safety Protocols Announced. Approval to Operate Prior to June 1.
18 May 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
5th Annual Latino Franchise Symposium
22 May 2019
Plano, TX