Ricardo Ramírez

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Ricardo Ramírez is head of the international trade practice for Latin America at Chadbourne & Parke SC. Prior to his arrival, Mr Ramírez was deputy general counsel for trade negotiations of the Ministry of Economy in Mexico. For more than 11 years, Mr Ramírez has provided advice on trade and competition policy matters related to all trade agreements signed by Mexico, and represented the Mexican government in its most complex international trade litigation and arbitration. His practice focuses on issues related to NAFTA and trade across Latin America, including international trade dispute resolution (in fora such as the ICSID, WTO, UNICITRAL, NAFTA and dispute settlement mechanisms provided in other international trade agreements). Mr Ramírez was one of ten lawyers highlighted in Latin Lawyer's 2006 'Trading Partners' survey of Latin America. He has been recognised as a leading lawyer in his field by the current editions of Chambers Latin America - Latin America's Leading Lawyers in International Trade and Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers in International Trade.Mr Ramirez is a member of the panelists roster on several trade agreements, including NAFTA, WTO Indicative List of Panelists, the trade agreement between Mercosur and Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, the trade agreement between Mercosur and Bolivia, and the free trade agreement between Costa Rica and Chile. He is currently a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is chairman of the International Trade Professors Association of the UNAM.Mr Ramirez received his LLM in International Business Law from the American University Washington College of Law (1994) and his Law degree from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (1992).

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