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Alfonso Cortez-Fernández
Alfonso Cortez-Fernández
Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

+ 52 81 8399 1341

Alfonso Cortez Fernandez is a partner in the Monterrey office and the head of the office’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He has 19 years of experience in his area of practice and is highly knowledgeable in a wide range of litigation matters. Mr. Cortez Fernandez has been a member of the law faculty at the Universidad Cervantina, and is a member of the Phi Delta Phi international law fraternity. He is a member of the board of the Barra Mexicana de Abogados Sección Nuevo León for 2016 – 2018.

Practice Focus

Mr. Cortez Fernandez focuses his practice on domestic and international insolvency proceedings. He is seasoned in administrative litigation, particularly in connection with public biddings. He also handles litigation in the areas of civil, commercial, real estate and constitutional law, and frequently advises on alternative dispute resolution, including domestic and international arbitration.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representing clients in constitutional rights protection (amparo) lawsuit litigation, claiming the unconstitutional nature of various domestic laws and procedures that arise from the same, such as condemnation laws, laws regulating pawnshops, general health law and general law on tobacco control, etc.
  • Advising clients in insolvency, bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings.
  • Advising clients in commercial and civil litigation proceedings regarding real estate, the execution of credit agreements, stockholders’ rights, trusts, mortgages, insurance and collateral.
  • Advising clients in proceedings for the execution in Mexico of arbitration awards or judgments rendered abroad.
  • Advising clients in all kinds of administrative litigation in connection with permits, concessions, administrative agreements, and in connection with business shutdown and fines or penalties imposed by administrative authorities.
  • Advised diverse multinational companies regarding Mexican class action regulations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados, A.C. (ANADE) - Vice President (2013 - 2014)
  • American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico A.P. - Member
  • International Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados - Committee for Constitutional Law, Amparo and Human Rights - Coordinator (2014-2016)


Mexico (1997)


Georgetown University Law Center  (Diploma Legal English) (2012)
Instituto de la Judicatura Federal, México  (Diploma Constitutional Actions) (1999)
University of Monterrey  (Licenciado en Derecho Honors) (1996)
Capital University  (Diploma International Business) (1995)
Carlos III University  (Diploma European Union Law) (1994)

Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C. is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.
Co-author, the Americas, Global Restructuring & Insolvency Guide, 2014

Co-author, Law of Patrimonial Liability of the State and Municipalities of Nuevo Leon, 2013
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