Hugo Perezcano Díaz

Hugo Perezcano Díaz was the deputy director of International Economic Law at CIGI.

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Economic law
International trade law and negotiations
International investment law


Hugo Perezcano Díaz was the deputy director of International Economic Law at CIGI and previously a senior fellow. Prior to joining CIGI, he was an attorney and international trade consultant in private practice. Hugo worked for the Mexican government’s Ministry of Economy for nearly 20 years, serving as head of the trade remedy authority, and formerly as general counsel for international trade negotiations. He was lead counsel for Mexico in investor-state dispute settlement cases under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other international investment agreements as well as in dispute settlement cases between states conducted under trade agreements that include NAFTA and the World Trade Organization agreement.

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The Future of North America’s Economic Relationship: From NAFTA to the New Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement and Beyond NAFTA/CUSMA, Trade Special Reports
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