Roberto Dessommes Cantu

Roberto Cantu-Dessommes

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Roberto Cantú-Dessommes joined Baker McKenzie in 2011, and is currently an associate in the Firm’s Real Estate and Infrastructure Practice Group. His background includes work for a law firm in San Diego, California and work as in-house counsel for a transnational company in Monterrey, Mexico. He is seasoned in general corporate law and has knowledge of foreign investment regulations as well as real estate law.

Practice Focus

Mr. Cantú-Dessommes provides legal assistance in real estate transactions, including leasing, purchase and sale, construction, donation and trust agreements. He has also provided legal assistance related to real estate due diligence matters, agrarian law and national waters law.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represent Firm's major client in connection with its worldwide multimillion construction projects, including drafting and negotiating complex design and construction documents using various pricing and project delivery models (design-bid-build, design-build, construction management, etc.).

  • Representation of multinational entities on international and domestic infrastructure, construction and real estate transactions.

  • Represented foreign entities doing business in Mexico, in the drafting, development and implementation of commercial, real estate and construction contracts.

  • Prepared and negotiated various promissory agreements and real estate agreements such as letters of intent, lease, purchase, construction and real estate trust agreements, among others.

  • Represented clients in the negotiation and preparation of tailored industrial, commercial and residential lease agreements.

  • Advised clients on unincorporation processes for properties located within a communal land system (ejido).

  • Advised clients in operations involving purchases of third party assets in several jurisdictions.

  • Conducted title studies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Phi Delta Phi, International Honor Society - Member
  • AsociaciĆ³n Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados, A.C. (ANADE) - Member


  • Mexico (2007)


  • Vanderbilt University (LL.M.) (2010)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (J.D.) (2007)


  • English
  • Spanish