Fabián Monsalve Agraz

Fabián Monsalve-Agraz

Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.


Fabián joined the Firm in 2000 as founder of the Guadalajara office. He is partner in the Baking Finance & Major Projects Group with a focus on Real Estate & Infrastructure and Hotel Resorts and Tourism (HRT) since 2004. He has been leading the Tourism and Entertainment sector in Mexico for the last 5 years. He was professor at the School of Law and at the School of International Business of the Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara Campus from 1995 to 2002.

Practice Focus

Fabián routinely handles real estate, trust, development, construction, foreign investment, general corporate matters, banking and finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises real estate developers, single real estate units purchasers as well as inheritors. He serves clients in the manufacturing, commercial, construction and mining industries. Fabián is admitted to practice in Mexico, and has coordinated with other jurisdictions like the USA, Latin America, Europe and Asia on certain transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Coordinated a precedent-setting case with the Municipality of Zapopan, Jalisco and Intel regarding the legal structure for Intel's long-term use of land owned by the Municipality in connection with the construction and operation of a design center representing an overall investment of over USD 200 million. .

  • Together with the Paris office colleagues, assisted LVMH in regards with a Cheval Blanc Hotel and Villas Management Agreement to be built in Jalisco and the respective Technical Services Agreement.

  • Acted as leading partner locally and jointly with Stockholm and Mexico City partners for Nouvago Capital in the sale of a media company based in Guadalajara for over USD 40 million.

  • Participated with Palo Alto office colleagues in the Initial Public Offer in Hong Kong Securities Market of Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited due to multijurisdictional presence of client including a Mexican Subsidiary in 2017.

  • Acted as the Guadalajara office partner leading together with Monterrey office partner and a large group of Firm members in advising the United States Department of State in the due diligence, land acquisition process and construction of New Consulate Compounds in Guadalajara and Merida. The size of these two projects is for over USD 400 million.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Chamber of Commerce - Guadalajara - Tourism Committee
  • State of Jalisco Tourism Council - Member


  • Mexico (1995)


  • University of Warwick (LLM International Economic Law) (1999)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Corporate Law Specialty) (1998)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Law Degree) (1994)


  • English
  • Spanish

Author, "The importance of Condominium Ownership," Inmobiliare, August 2011

Author, "Some legal aspects related to residential tourist housing development at Mexican beaches," Inmobiliare, December 2007

Author, "Regulations on gambling," Inter- American Trade Report, March 2005