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Alejandro is a Shareholder in the Mexico City office. He focuses his practice in civil and commercial litigation, constitutional litigation (“Juicio de Amparo”), administrative litigation (encompassing litigation regarding taxation, real estate, intellectual property, public procurement, regulatory affairs, etc.), domestic and international arbitration and bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings.

He represents corporations and individual plaintiffs and defendants in complex proceedings in Federal and State courts throughout Mexico and arbitration forums. Likewise, he focuses his practice on litigation areas such as contractual disputes, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, claims involving violation of intellectual property rights, trade secret misappropriation, government contracts and civil liability.

In addition, he has deep experience with constitutional litigation, including disputes involving the constitutionality of laws, regulations, and administrative acts and the violation of Civil Rights and liberties before Federal Courts and the Mexican Supreme Court.

He also represents real estate owners, trust managers, and real estate investment funds in a wide variety of matters, including litigation, commercial lease disputes, leasing of office, retail, and industrial spaces, construction related disputes, and administrative proceedings, lending transactions, and disputes involving State and Federal Court litigation.

Alejandro has been, for several years, a graduate Law Professor at several of Mexico City’s most prestigious Law schools, including Escuela Libre de Derecho and Universidad Panamericana and has been a Lecturer in Law in many different forums over subjects ranging from Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property disputes and remedies, to novel case law and interpretation of civil and commercial statutes.

He has also counseled and defended banking institutions from claims involving banking transactions.

Alejandro has a LL.M. from Harvard Law School at Cambridge and Law Degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho at Mexico City.

Concentrations

  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Contractual disputes, business torts and breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Constitutional litigation (“Juicio de Amparo”)
  • Government contracts advice and litigation
  • Intellectual property disputes, remedies and damages
  • Real estate litigation and arbitration
  • Construction litigation
  • Leasing counseling and litigation
  • Domestic and international arbitration
  • Appellate and Supreme Court practice
  • Bankruptcy litigation

Capabilities

Experience

  • Advised and represented the major U.S. potato grower organizations in several lawsuits in Mexico, that were ultimately decided by the Mexican Supreme Court, ending a decades-old prohibition on US potato Imports.° 
  • Counseled a multinational car maker in settling and resolving a dispute arising from a multimillion tax credit that had been assessed by the Mexican Tax Authorities.° 
  • Represented a transnational corporation in litigation involving a former manufacturer for the breach of trade secrets and the payment of damages.° 
  • Negotiated and resolved disputes with the Federal Mexican Government on behalf of a Mexican infrastructure developer, that resulted in a price adjustment.° 
  • Achieved an award for damages for a concession holder, in a civil litigation brought against the Federal Mexican Government, involving the breach of the concession title conditions.° 
  • Assisted a global corporation in dealing with the effects of bankruptcy proceedings filed by a supplier critical to its Mexican car manufacturing operations.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Ostos prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America Guide, "Latin America: Mexico - Dispute Resolution: Litigation," 2023
  • Listed, Leaders League, Arbitration, 2021

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1997
  • Law Degree, Ranked 1st in Class, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 1995
Admissions
  • Mexico
Languages
  • Spanish, Native
  • English, Fluent