Mr. Alejandro SánchezCounsel
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Alejandro Sánchez has been Counsel at the ACWL since May 2010.  As Counsel, he has assisted developing countries in WTO dispute settlement proceedings and has advised on a broad scope of WTO legal issues. Mr. Sánchez also teaches in the ACWL training programme.

Prior to joining the ACWL, Mr. Sánchez served for four years as legal advisor at the Office of the General Counsel for Trade Negotiations in the Ministry of Economy of Mexico. In that capacity, he provided legal advice on a wide range of matters related to the WTO, NAFTA and other Free Trade Agreements signed by Mexico. Mr. Sánchez was also directly involved in the litigation of several WTO disputes on behalf of Mexico as well as in proceedings on trade-related matters before Mexican domestic courts.

Before joining the Mexican government, he served as an intern at the Appellate Body of the WTO, the Geneva office of White & Case LLP and the Mission of Mexico to the WTO.

Mr. Sánchez holds a law degree with honorary distinction from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from McGill University.

Mr. Sánchez has been appointed to the roster of arbitrators under the Central American Integration System (SIECA) and the Free Trade Agreement between Central America and Chile.

Mr. Sánchez speaks Spanish and English and is conversational in French and Japanese.


His publications include:

  • What trade lawyers should know about the ILC Articles on State Responsibility; Global Trade and Customs Journal (Volume 7, no. 6, 2012).
  • Navigating Uncharted Waters: A Review of US – Tuna II (with Hunter Nottage); Global Trade and Customs Journal (Volume 7, no. 2, 2012).

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