Mr. Alejandro SánchezSenior Counsel
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Alejandro Sánchez joined the ACWL in 2010.  He has assisted ACWL developing country Members in WTO dispute settlement proceedings before WTO panels, the Appellate Body and arbitrators. His experience includes WTO disputes under the GATT 1994, the GATS, the Agreement on Agriculture, the Agreement on Customs Valuation, the TBT Agreement, the Safeguards Agreement, the SCM Agreement, and the TRIPS Agreement. Mr. Sánchez also provides legal advice on a broad scope of WTO legal issues and provides training to officials of ACWL developing country Members and least-developed countries as part of the ACWL’s capacity-building activities.

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.

Mr. Sánchez holds a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (honours) 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),  the Free Trade Agreement between Central America and Chile, and the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and Costa Rica.

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


His publications include:

  • Good Offices, Conciliation and Mediation in WTO Dispute Settlement, in: Practical Aspects of WTO Litigation (edited by Marco Tulio Molina Tejeda), Kluwer Law International, 2020.
  • Article 2.2 of the TBT Agreement: More Complicated than necessary? (with Karen Aneno); Global Trade and Customs Journal (Volume 11, no. 9, 2016).
  • Overview of WTO Jurisprudence in 2014 (with Jan Bohanes and Alexandra Telychko) in: European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2016 (March Bungenberg, Christoph Hermann, Markus Krajewski y Jorg Philipp Terhechte (eds.)), Springer.
  • 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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