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Adrián Vázquez Benítez

Managing Partner, Mexico City

Adrián Vázquez Benítez is the managing partner and director of  the Mexico City’s office. He is the head of practice of international trade and has participated in virtually all of trade remedies investigations in which the firm has participated.

"He's an expert in international law and is bright and experienced in this field...He's always sharp and has been in the field for a long time with a steady practice." Chambers & Partners (2020)

Practice Areas

International Trade

• Trade remedies
• Free Trade Agreements
• Tariff and non-tariff barriers
• Rules of Origin
• Market access
• WTO law
• Steel
• Textile
• Chemical
• Automotive
• End user goods
• Agricultural

Dispute Settlement

• NAFTA Panels
• WTO DSB
• Trade Defense

Experience

Mr. Vázquez advises and represents multinational companies, as well as foreign governments in trade and market access issues, particularly on antidumping, subsidies, safeguards, origin of goods, as well as in the interpretation of trade agreements. Mr. Vázquez frequently appears before administrative agencies, the Federal Tax Court, Federal Courts and NAFTA Panels. Additionally, he has advised foreign governments on dispute resolution matters in connection with WTO challenges.

Languages

Spanish, English, Portuguese

Education

LL.B., UNAM (1991)

Diploma in NAFTA Legal Aspects, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, UNAM (1993)

Memberships

• Founder Member and Legal Representative of the International
Trade Practices Association (ACOPRACI)
• Co-Chair of the Antidumping Committee of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association
• Member of the Foreign Trade Committee of the Public Accountants Mexican Institute
• Member of the Foreign Trade Committee of Mexican Bar
• Member of the Foreign Trade and Logistics Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce.

News and Publications

News
Adrián Vázquez served as a speaker in the U.S. – Mexico Bar Association (USMBA) annual conference in San Diego, September, 2017

Adrian Vázquez was interviewed by the news outlet El Universal regarding Chapter 19 NAFTA, July, 2017.

Adrián Vázquez served as a Panelist in the Final Round of the ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition.

Conference Coordinator of WTO20LATAM “Latin America & The Future of International Trade Law, Cancún, México, December, 2015.

As of May 30th, 2011 (WT/DSB/W/44/Rev.14) the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) approved Mr. Vázquez in the indicative list of governmental and non-governmental panelists who can sit on dispute resolution Panels, as required by Article 8.4 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU).

Publications
Adrián B. Vázquez, Horacio A López-Portillo, Emilio Arteaga and Mariana Malváez, International trade in goods and services in Mexico: overview, Thomson Reuters, August 2017

Adrian   Vazquez   and   Emilio   Arteaga, ‘ Mexico’,  The International Trade Law Review, No.3, 2015.

Adrián Vázquez, Protection of Confidential Information in the Mexican Trade Remedy System, Global Trade and Customs Journal, Volume 9, Issue 7&8, 2014

Héctor Vázquez Tercero y Adrián Vázquez Benítez, Sistema Antidumping Mexicano: Normatividad y Práctica, CIACI, 2002.