Del Castillo y Castro Abogados > Mexico City, Mexico > Firm Profile

Del Castillo y Castro Abogados
Av. Santa Fe No. 428 Torre III piso
16., Col, Desarrollo Santa Fe.
05348, Mexico City

Mexico > Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 1

Operating from offices in both Mexico City and Monterrey, specialist boutique Del Castillo y Castro Abogados is a strong choice for bankruptcy matters. The team’s expertise encompasses restructuring, workouts, insolvency, general civil litigation and arbitration. Moreover, the group – whose members stand out for their ‘great experience and customer service’ – handles both the transactional aspects of restructurings (securities issuances) as well as the judicial side (concurso mercantil and litigation), representing both debtors and creditors. The practice is jointly led by the firm’s founding partners: Fernando Del Castillo, a specialist in insolvency, civil and mercantile litigation and arbitration; and Alfonso Castro, who brings corporate, banking, finance and capital markets experience to the table. Associate Karla Gabriela Silva  assists with civil and commercial litigation, workouts, insolvency, commercial arbitration and other alternate dispute resolution methods. Linda García de Alba was promoted to the partnership in January 2023. Since publication, Silva has left the firm – effective as of January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Fernando del Castillo; Alfonso Castro


The practice is results-driven and has a broad knowledge of the client’s business, always proposing alternatives that help the decision making process to achieve the objectives set.

Fernando del Castillo and Alfonso Castro stand out for their extensive experience in insolvency and restructuring matters, as well as for the level of service they provide to their clients.

Key clients

Alphacredit Capital / Alpha Holding

Altán Redes

Banco Mercantil del Norte (Institución de Banca Múltiple)

Credit Suisse

Corporación Geo

Deutsche Bank México (Institución de Banca Múltiple), División Fiduciaria

Hipotecaria Su Casita

SARE Holding

Servicios Auxiliares de Administración


Work highlights

  • Advised AlphaCredit, Alpha Holding and its subsidiaries on its insolvency proceedings and debt restructuring.
  • Advised Altán Redes on its insolvency proceedings and debt restructuring.
  • Advised Banorte on the the insolvency proceedings of Grupo Famsa.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Since the establishment of the firm in December 2018, Del Castillo y Castro Abogados has earned a healthy profile in litigation where it focuses on disputes involving both national and international companies spanning a broad spectrum of matters, from corporate, contractual and debt collection work, to real estate, insurance and financial sector conflicts. One of the firm’s founding partners, Fernando del Castillo is the primary contact for litigation at the Mexico City office; a bankruptcy specialist, he is a well-known figure across insolvency, and civil and commercia litigation. Del Castillo co-leads the department with Monterrey-based disputes specialist Camilo Vázquez López, who has broad contentious expertise across arbitration, litigation and ADR. Experienced associate Ana Laura Elizalde works across civil and commercial litigation, financial restructuring, insolvency and commercial arbitration, and handles diverse matters ranging from stock purchase conflicts to contentious banking and construction matters.

Practice head(s):

Fernando del Castillo; Camilo Vázquez López

Work highlights

  • Acting for Acciona Ingeniería Industrial in an oral proceeding against Prolec for damages arising from a supply agreement.
  • Assisting Altán Redes with an oral proceeding brought by creditor Operbes.
  • Advising Alphacredit Capital, Sofom and Alpha Holding on an oral mercantile lawsuit filed by Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 5

Since the firm was established in 2018, Del Castillo y Castro Abogados’ arbitration specialists have advised on local and international arbitrations that include civil, commercial, construction and insurance representations. The department regularly acts for clients on matters before the ICC, the National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO), the Arbitration Centre of Mexico (ACM), and public institutions that administer arbitration proceedings. Fernando del Castillo has broad arbitration experience but is especially prominent in proceedings related to bankruptcies and restructuring. He is based in Mexico City and co-leads the practice with Monterrey-based partner Camilo Vázquez López, who oversees the broader dispute resolution offering at that office.

Practice head(s):

Fernando del Castillo; Camilo Vázquez López

Key clients

Acciona Ingeniería Industrial

Altán Redes

Alpek Polyester

Alphacredit Capital

Banco Credit Suisse

Banco Invex

Banco Mercantil del Norte

Deutsche Bank México

Grupo Lamosa

Grupo Calidra


Promoción y Operación

Work highlights

  • Acting for Acciona Ingeniería Industrial in an arbitration related to a dispute arising from an EPC agreement between it and Parque Eólico Reynosa III.
  • Advising Alpek Polyester on an arbitration related to an EPC agreement dispute entered into between it (in conjunction with Avanzia Instalaciones), and Cogeneración de Altamira.
  • Advising Promotora Hospitalaria Tepic and Banco Invex on an arbitration regarding a PPA agreement between it and the Mexican government entity in charge of the administration of Mexican health care and social security.