Partner Profile

Alejandro Sainz

Sainz Abogados


LL 250


Alejandro Sainz was the founding partner of Cervantes Sainz, which was spun off into Sainz Abogados. He chairs the Restructurings and Insolvency practice area and is a member of the finance, compliance and investigations, and M&A practices. Has more than 30 years of experience advising and representing clients in matters of cross-border insolvency and restructuring (out-of-court and in-court - concursos mercantiles), finance, refinancing and corporate reorganisations, as well as in the purchase and sale of assets in special situations and distress. Has represented clients from various industries, both nationally and internationally, domestic and foreign companies, public and private, and ad hoc committees of international bondholders and noteholders issued abroad by Mexican issuers. 

He represented Grupo ICA and Grupo Iusacell in their cross-border restructuring and concurso proceedings; represented the ad hoc committees of noteholders in the cross-border insolvency proceedings of Corporación Durango, Cementos Chihuahua, Comercial Mexicana, Vitro, Maxcom, Hipotecaria Su Casita, Homex, Corporación Geo, Oceanografía, Oro Negro and Grupo Idesa; Grupo Sare and Copamex, and Grupo Javer in its out-of-court cross-border restructuring proceedings; and Grupo Aeroméxico in their cross-border Chapter 11 restructuring procedure, among many others. Alejandro is a graduate of the Panamerican University and has completed further postgraduate qualifications at Harvard University. He is also a certified mediator by the Mexican Institute of Mediation.

He has received multiple awards and recognitions as one of the Leading Lawyers in the field of bankruptcy and restructurings (Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin America Corporate Counsel Association, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers, World Finance Legal Award and Corporate International).

Alejandro Sainz is a member of the Mexican Bar Association (chair of the insolvency and restructurings commission), International Bar Association, American Bar Association, INSOL, lnstituto lberoamericano de Derecho Concursal and the International Insolvency Institute.

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