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Manuel Padrón-Castillo

Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.


Manuel has been practicing with Baker McKenzie since 1992. He is the National Coordinator of the International Commercial & Trade Group in Mexico; the Firm's Latin American Regional Coordinator of the International Commercial and Trade Practice Group; and member of the Steering Committee for the Global Automotive Industry Group.

During his professional practice he has specialized in the manufacturing “maquiladora” industry in all matters associated to their business planning and compliance. He concentrated his practice in the representation of foreign investors doing business in Mexico.

He has written various articles related to manufacturing in México and has actively given lectures organized by various associations, including the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce and American Management Association.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Corporate Lawyers (ANADE)


  • Mexico (1990)


  • Cornell Law School (LL.M.) (1996)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (J.D.) (1990)


  • English
  • Spanish


Author, Mexico Chapter in “A WTO Guide for Global Business”, Cameron May International Law & Policy

Co-author, Chapters on Mexican Legal System, Customs Law and Commercial Contracts in “Doing Business in Mexico,” Juris Publishing Inc., 2001