Alberto Madero is an associate in King & Spalding’s New York office and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. His practice focuses on public international law, international trade law and investment and commercial arbitration. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Madero served as an advisor to the Head of Colombia’s Antitrust Agency on a wide array of regulatory and enforcement matters. He participated in numerous antitrust enforcement proceedings and merger reviews, as well as in elaborating the agenda of legislative reforms required for Colombia’s accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Mr. Madero has substantial experience in international trade law, having served as member of Colombia’s negotiating team in five Free Trade Agreements and as an advisor in the International Legal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Trade. He was part of the team of lawyers that designed the institutional architecture of the Pacific Alliance, on of the most ambitious regional integration blocs in the Americas. His expertise in WTO dispute settlement proceedings builds on his experience representing the Colombian government before WTO adjudicating bodies, and serving as an intern advising WTO panels at the WTO Legal Affairs Division.
Mr. Madero received his LL.B. (J.D. equivalent) from Javeriana University (Bogotá, Colombia); his Master of Law Degree from Harvard Law School and his Masters of International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO LL.M.) from Universidad de Barcelona.