Alejandro Martínez


University of Guadalajara
Law Degree, 1999

University of Alberta
LLM, 2001

Georgetown University
“Drafting Contracts in English ”, 2010


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Alejandro acts as Chief Legal Officer (CLO) in Cuesta Campos. He also heads the Foreign Trade practice of the Firm.

As CLO, Alejandro coordinates all our lawyers and manages the Firm´s special projects. He also participates in the staffing of projects and in the development of our different practice areas. Additionally, he is an active member of our Executive Committee.

Alejandro has more than 20 years of experience in foreign trade and customs matters. In addition to customs and foreign trade matters, his practice focuses on commercial law, administrative law, trade, and regulatory compliance, as well as customs valuation, and compliance with non-tariff regulations and restrictions.

Moreover, Alejandro has complemented his practice with customs litigation, standing out as a national reference by obtaining favorable verdicts in matters of major importance.

In 2017 and 2019, he was recognized as the “Next generation lawyer” by The Legal500 as a result of his professional career and recognition in the areas of his specialization.

Alejandro was partner of the global legal services firm Baker McKenzie for over 15 years, developing a successful professional career and positioning international trade practice in both the Chambers and Partners and the Legal500 rankings.

Representative Matters

Represented a Mexican company, leader in the textile industry, before the Federal Courts in litigation procedures derived from tariff classification matters and administrative customs procedures.

Implemented strategies and programs to increase the level of trade and customs compliance for export manufacturing companies.

Alejandro is the leading lawyer in Mexico in terms of the analysis and development of legislation related to autonomous vehicles; as well as in the execution of autonomous vehicles test projects in Mexico.

Designed and executed a successful litigation procedure in favor of a company, part of a large international manufacturing group, representing approximately 500 million pesos.

Designed a risk analysis strategy implemented by diverse retail companies to evaluate the level of compliance in customs and foreign trade operations.

Associations and Memberships

President of CANIM (Canada Alumni Network) recognized by the Canadian Consulate in Guadalajara and by the Canada Embassy in Mexico.


Speaker and panelist in lectures on foreign trade and customs events organized by (among other) the American Chamber of Commerce and the University of Guadalajara.
Updated the NAFTA Handbook , published by CCH
Updated Customs chapter in the Mexican Tax Guide , published by CCH
Published several articles in foreign trade and customs and related matters in specialized periodicals (e.g. Reino Aduanero, IDC Asesor Jurídico y Fiscal, Práctica Fiscal, digital media, etc.).
Regular participant in lectures and publications by specialized customs and foreign trade magazines.
In 2021 Alejandro was appointed amongst the best advisors in foreign trade matters by specialized publications.


Camping, hiking and outdoor activities
Books (essays and novels)
Family trips and vacation