Attorney who offers advice on a broad range of legal matters in areas of international arbitration, international trade regulation, international law and corporate and transactional law. He is also very knowledgeable and experienced on trade remedies (antidumping, countervailing duties and safeguards).
He worked for the Mexican Government for nearly 20 years: He headed Mexico's Trade Remedy Authority from January 2007 through October 2011. He was General Counsel for International Trade Negotiations at the Secretariat of the Economy (formerly Secretariat of Trade and Industrial Promotion) from December 1994 to December 2006. In such capacity, he was the principal legal advisor for the Government on international trade negotiations and foreign trade and investment matters arising under the WTO, NAFTA and other free trade and bilateral investment agreements. He was lead counsel for Mexico in State-State dispute settlement proceedings initiated under the WTO and NAFTA, as well as in disputes brought by investors under the NAFTA and bilateral investment agreements. Prior to being appointed General Counsel for Trade Negotiations, Mr. Perezcano was part of the Secretariat's legal team during the NAFTA and Uruguay Round Negotiations and was designated lead counsel for Mexico in trade negotiations with several Latin American countries.
He has broad experience as a professor of law and has numerous specialized publications.
Mr. Perezcano has an extensive network of contacts in the Mexican, U.S. and public and private sectors, as well as in several Latin American countries.