Resolving Global Trade Disputes from Gasoline to Clove Cigarettes: A View from a World Trade Organization Appellate Body Member

Resolving Global Trade Disputes from Gasoline to Clove Cigarettes: A View from a World Trade Organization Appellate Body Member

Monday, January 14, 2013 | King Hall Room 1001 | 12:00 PM

Judge Ricardo Ramírez-Hernández Presents the 2013 Distinguished Global Jurist Lecture

Born in Mexico in 1968, Ricardo Ramírez-Hernández holds the Chair of International Trade Law at the Mexican National University (UNAM) in Mexico City.  He was Head of the International Trade Practice for Latin America at the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke in Mexico City.  His practice has focused on issues related to NAFTA and trade across Latin America, including international trade dispute resolution.

Prior to practicing with a law firm, Mr. Ramírez was Deputy General Counsel for Trade Negotiations of the Ministry of Economy in Mexico for more than a decade.  In this capacity, he provided advice on trade and competition policy matters related to 11 Free Trade Agreements signed by Mexico, as well as with respect to multilateral agreements, including those related to the WTO, the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI).

Mr. Ramírez also represented Mexico in complex international trade litigation and investment arbitration proceedings.  He acted as lead counsel to the Mexican government in several WTO disputes.  He has also served on NAFTA panels.