Andres Alvarez

Foreign Legal Consultant

Overview

Andres Alvarez is an experienced foreign legal consultant in the Corporate Department at Foley Gardere. 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 serves as a liaison on the interactions between the Dallas and Mexico City offices regarding all legal subject matters.

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 in legal management at PepsiCo Group, where he drafted, reviewed, supervised, and/or negotiated more than 3,000 agreements for the organization’s business units throughout Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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)

Education

  • 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)

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Representative Matters

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Advised one the most important software developers in the world in achieving importing into Mexico video game consoles duty free, in order to save such company more than 20% in import duties derived from such importation process.
Reorganized the legal area of CIMMYT in accordance with its specific needs.
Coordinated and actively intervened in the legal due diligence of CIMMYT in Mexico and in the different jurisdictions where it operates, identifying legal risks and suggesting corrective actions to minimize same.