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


Alfonso is a recognized corporate and financial lawyer with more than 18 years of experience. His practice focuses on general corporate advisory, banking and finance, capital markets, M&A, restructuring, workouts and insolvency.

Before founding Del Castillo y Castro Abogados, Alfonso worked at Santamarina y Steta since 1999, where he was appointed partner in 2012. He worked as an international lawyer with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. Alfonso participates in the corporate governance bodies of La Comer and Corporación GEO, among others, has been a board member of other companies and was a member of the disciplinary committee of the Mexican Stock Exchange.

Alfonso graduated from the Universidad Anáhuac (2001), with postgraduate studies in Finance from the Universidad Iberoamericana. He received his LL.M. from Northwestern University of Law (2004) and has a certificate in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (2004) and has completed the General Management Program (AD) 2016, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE), Mexico. He is fluent in Spanish and English.


Spanish and English


  • Licenciatura en Derecho 2001, Universidad Anáhuac México Norte, México.
  • Especialidad en Finanzas 2001, Universidad Iberoamericana, México.
  • Maestría en Derecho (LL.M.) 2004, Northwestern University of Law, EEUU.
  • Maestría en Administración de Empresas 2004, The Kellogg School of Management, EEUU.
  • Programa de perfeccionamiento en alta dirección de empresas (AD) 2016, Instituto
  • Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE), México.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Bankruptcy and restructuring

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.