Miguel Castro

Miguel has a great understanding of trade and regulatory matters from both the private and public sector perspective. He has more than 10 years of experience in international trade law and regulatory matters, working for law firms, the government and international organizations.

He has worked for prestigious law firms in Colombia advising local and international companies on trade, competition and foreign investment matters. For the Colombian Government, he has been an advisor for the Ministry of Trade, coordinating the implementation of the commitments of the free trade agreement with the United States. He has also served as a Counselor at the Colombian Embassy to Canada, providing advice in trade, investment and cooperation to advance the Colombian agenda before all sorts of Canadian stakeholders.

Miguel had also the opportunity of joining the team of the Advisory Center on WTO Law (ACWL, Geneva) as part of their Secondment Programme. In this organization, he advised developing and LDC countries on WTO law related matters.

Miguel has taught international trade law at prestigious law schools in Colombia, and he is currently lecturing WTO Law at the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público in Brasilia.

Miguel understands the legal and economic rationale behind trade operations. He has experience analyzing trade barriers and negotiating and advocating for clients before all sorts of stakeholders.

Miguel is a Colombian lawyer specializing in Competition and Trade Law from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2001-2008). He holds a Msc degree in Regulation with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2013-2014).