Andres Alvarez

Special Counsel

Overview

Andres Alvarez is a special counsel business lawyer in Foley Arena's Mexico City office. His practice focuses on complex cross-border transactional matters, both in the corporate and commercial areas. He serves as outside general counsel for some clients and advises frequently in M&A transactions, compliance, corporate governance and distribution maters. Andres also provides continuing assistance in a number of regulatory matters for investors in Mexico, including international trade and customs, labor and employment, government procurement and privacy 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.

Representative Experience

  • Regularly represents companies across multiple industries in M&A transactions and corporate reorganizations
  • Assists manufacturing companies with ethics investigations and compliance training
  • Assists multiple clients across a wide range of industries with their labor and employment daily legal needs, including hiring practices, employer substitution and the implementation of health and safety standards, including COVID-19 health and safety protocols
  • Represents manufacturing and technology companies with their commercial contractual needs

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Mexican Bar Association
  • Assistant Secretary and Board Member, Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos
  • Member, Dallas Regional Chamber International Task Force
  • Member, US-Mexico Bar Association

Honors & Awards

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

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania (Coursera) (2020)
    • Diploma: Regulatory Compliance Specialization
  • Southern Methodist University (LL.M., 2019)
    • Major: Comparative and International Law
  • Harvard Kennedy School (2014)
    • Mastering Negotiations Program
  • IPADE Business School (M.B.A., 2010)
  • Harvard Law School (2000)
    • Executive Diploma Program of Instruction for Lawyers
  • ITAM (J.D., 1999)

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Insights

Mexican Congress Extends Term to September 1 to Comply with Recent Outsourcing Amendments
04 August 2021
Legal News: International
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
5th Annual Latino Franchise Symposium
22 May 2019
Plano, TX