María Teresa Fernández Labardini
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; at the National Banking and Securities Commission, as the General Technical Director, the Secretary of the Board of Governors and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs; 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 Federal Public Administration agencies, as well as working groups composed by 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, M&A transactions, corporate actions taken by corporate bodies of private companies, including financial institutions and legal proceedings known as "amparos" against laws, constitutional disputes and appeals against administrative decisions.
Also, she has participated in several negotiations with the National Congress and with financial authorities in connection with Bills to amend financial laws presented by the Executive Branch and, in general, during the lawmaking process. 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 dissolution and liquidation of companies. Furthermore, given her broad experience, she provides advice to safeguard the performance of public institutions and public servants in various transactions in compliance with the applicable legal framework.