Andres Alvarez-Cordero

Foreign Legal Consultant

Andres Alvarez-Cordero

Foreign Legal Consultant

Andres Alvarez-Cordero is a Foreign Legal Consultant authorized to practice law in Mexico. He assists clients in achieving their business goals on complex corporate and commercial transactions both in Mexico and internationally. Clients look for Andres because of his business-minded advice, his ability to identify and minimize risks, and his hands-on approach.

With substantial in-house experience, Andres understands the drivers for business decisions and how legal work can help further overall business goals. He serves as outside general counsel for some clients and advises frequently in M&A transactions, compliance, corporate governance, supply chain and distribution matters. He also provides continuing assistance in several regulatory matters for investors in Mexico, including international trade and customs, antitrust, labor and employment, government procurement, agricultural, and privacy matters. The companies he represents are typically within the technology, financial, manufacturing, consumer, and hospitality sectors. Andres is a member of the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Transaction Practice Groups.

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 a 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
  • Represents clients in connection with government relations, regulatory, compliance, foreign trade, and antitrust matters

Awards and Recognition

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


  • Member, Mexican Bar Association
  • Assistant Secretary and Board Member, Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos
  • Member, US-Mexico Bar Association


  • Spanish
  • English
21 September 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Knowles Corporation in Acquisition of Cornell Dubilier

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Knowles Corporation, a leading global supplier of high performance components and solutions, including ceramic capacitors and radio frequency filters, advanced medtech microphones, balanced armature speakers, and audio solutions, in entering a definitive agreement to acquire Cornell Dubilier.
22 July 2022 Newsletters

Employment Compliance Trends: New Litigation Ruling Impacts Mexican Companies

In recent precedents (May-June 2022), Mexican federal courts have confirmed that companies are not released from liability vis-a-vis its employees solely by paying their social security contributions for labor hazards or accidents or by paying their severance obligations.
23 February 2022

Latinos On Boards

Please join Foley & Lardner LLP and our friends at Latino Leaders Magazine for a night of networking, and open discussion on February 23, 2022. This event will be held in-person at Foley’s Dallas office and virtually.
10 September 2021 Press Releases

Foley Advises Menzies Aviation in Acquisition of Interexpresso

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Menzies Aviation (“Menzies”), the global aviation services business, in its acquisition of 51% of Interexpresso Costa Rica Corporation (“Interexpresso”), an aviation service provider operating in Central America.
04 August 2021 Newsletters

Mexican Congress Extends Term to September 1 to Comply with Recent Outsourcing Amendments

On April 23, 2021, the Mexican government amended several legal statutes including the Federal Labor Law, Social Security Law, National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute Law, and more.
13 November 2020 Blogs

Reassessing Your Global Compliance Risk Profile

The unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting government lockdowns could strain even the most robust compliance programs.