Carlos Fernando Castilla


Carlos Fernando Castilla



Carlos is counsel at the firm with over 16 years of professional experience focusing his legal practice in administrative litigation and dispute resolution, particularly on environmental and regulatory law. Carlos brings a business approach to his litigation defense strategies, always aiming for the most efficient legal solutions.

Carlos acts on behalf of domestic and multinational companies in proceedings before federal tribunals including the Federal Court of Administrative Justice, Circuit Courts, and Mexico’s Supreme Court. He also represents clients before federal and local administrative authorities such as the Consumer Protection Bureau (PROFECO), Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (COFEPRIS), the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT), National Water Commission (CNA), the Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA), among others.

In addition, Carlos has experience designing complex defense strategies aimed towards the enforcement of project authorizations, permits and licenses, including those involving social aspects. He is also specialized in legal proceedings related to federal maritime zone and national assets. Similarly, Carlos’s work includes providing expert opinions and performing environmental/regulatory risk assessments as part of due diligence processes measuring the impact of legal contingencies.

Areas of Practice

Awards & Recognitions

  • Environment ranked lawyer, Chambers and Partners Latin America
  • Environment next generation partner, The Legal 500
  • Environment recommended, The Legal 500
  • Life Sciences recommended, The Legal 500
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation recommended, The Legal 500
  • Recognized lawyer in Environment, Latin Lawyer 250
  • Administrative law recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers
  • Amparo law recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers
  • Environmental law recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers


  • Law degree (J.D. equivalent), Universidad Marista (CUM), Mexico City, Mexico (2006)


  • Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados (ANADE – National Corporate Counsel Association)

Spanish – English
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