Thursday, July 23, 2009
Mr. Ricardo Ramirez Hernandez of Mexico was sworn in on July 20, 2009 as the newest member of the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body. Mr. Ramírez is Counsel and Head of the International Trade Practice for Latin America at the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke in Mexico City. He has extensive experience with NAFTA and trade across Latin America, including international trade dispute resolution. Prior to practicing with a law firm, Mr. Ramírez was Deputy General Counsel for Trade Negotiations of the Ministry of Economy in Mexico for more than a decade. He was lead counsel to the Goverment of Mexico in several WTO disputes and has been a NAFTA panelist. He also holds the Chair of International Trade Law at the Mexican National University (UNAM) in Mexico City. His WTO Appellate Body term will run until 2013.