Adrián Vázquez is a partner with Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda in México City, which emphasizes its trade and customs law practice. Mr. Vázquez advises and represents a number of national and multinational companies, as well as foreign governments in trade and customs issues, particularly on antidumping, subsidies, safeguards, origin of goods, import and export controls, as well as in the interpretation of trade agreements. Mr. Vázquez frequently appears before administrative agencies, the Federal Tax Court, Federal Courts of Appeals, Supreme Court of Justice and NAFTA Binational Panels. Additionally, he has advised foreign governments on dispute resolution matters in connection with WTO challenges.
Mr. Vázquez appears 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). He is co-author of the book “Sistema Antidumping Mexicano” (the Mexican Dumping System); was appointed Member to the Evaluation Committee of the National Export Award; international associate of the American Bar Association and the U.S. Mexico Law Institute; Honorary Member of the Center for International Legal Studies in Austria; founder Member of the International Trade Practices Advisors Association, Co-chair of the Antidumping Committee of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association, and Vice-President of the Trade Commission of the Public Accountants Mexican Institute, among other titles and positions.
Mr. Vázquez has appeared in the most important trade disputes between Mexico and the U.S. of present times. Among these are the cases of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from the United States and meat of bovine and pork from the United States. Mr. Vázquez was responsible for coordinating, as Mexican counsel, the response from all U.S. producers and undertook the defense strategy before a NAFTA Panel. Despite representing many foreign interests, Mr. Vázquez leads several Mexican industrial associations in trade matters.
He is a law graduate from the UNAM in 1991. He has additional studies at the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas of the UNAM and has devoted his professional career to international trade and customs law.