María Teresa Fernández Labardini

Local Partner, Mexico City

Biography

Overview

Before joining White & Case in 2011, María Teresa Fernández Labardini served in the public sector starting in 1989, where she held senior positions, among others, at Banco de Mexico, as Instrumentation Manager of Legal Operations of Central Banking and Legal Manager of Bank Support Funds and Securities Markets; the National Banking and Securities Commission, as the General Technical Director, the Secretary of the Board of Governors and Vice President of Legal Regulations; and until March 2011 she was the Executive Secretary-Managing Director at the Institute for the Protection of Bank Savings (IPAB).

Due to her various positions in the public sector, she participated in several bars of instrumentalities and Federal Public Administration agencies, as well as working groups composed of financial authorities.

During her professional work, she has been involved in the resolution of several issues involving matters of constitutional, commercial, corporate and procedural law, such as restructurings and negotiations of loans, the purchase and sale of assets, corporate actions taken by corporate bodies of private companies, including financial institutions and legal proceedings in different subjects, protections known as "amparos" against laws, constitutional disputes and appeals against administrative decisions.

Also, because of the performance of her duties, she has participated in several appearances before the Union Congress Honorable Houses, and with the financial authorities, for the presentation of Bills of the Executive Branch and, in general, for the formation of laws.

At White & Case, her practice is focused mainly on the financial sector and corporate matters, among others, and issues involving financial groups, banks, broker-dealers, sofomes and companies in general, such as legal support on regulatory matters, approvals, mergers, acquisitions, loan restructuring, addressing requirements from authorities in sanction proceedings, the revocation of authorizations and matters relating to the restructuring, dissolution and liquidation of companies. Furthermore, given her experience, she provides advice to safeguard the performance of public institutions and public servants in various transactions, in compliance with the applicable legal provisions.

Bars and Courts
Authorized to practice law in Mexico
Education
Postgraduate studies in Legal International Affairs
Escuela Libre de Derecho
Attorney at Law (Abogada)
Escuela Libre de Derecho
Languages
Spanish
English

Experience