Mr. Vázquez is ranked as one of Mexico’s best trade lawyers andhas appeared in the indicative list of governmental and non-governmental panelists who can sit on a WTO dispute resolution Panel, as required by Article 8.4 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (WT/DSB/W/44/Rev.14).
Managing Partner at Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda (1992-present) With over 25 years in the firm, Adrian Vazquez 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.
In addition to appearing before administrative agencies, Mr. Vazquez coordinates the firm’s dispute settlement practice team and outlines the legal defense strategies before domestic courts and NAFTA Bi-national Panels. Additionally, he has supported foreign governments with legal memorandum on dispute resolution matters in connection with WTO challenges, in the cases Mexico – Anti-Dumping Investigation of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) from the United States and Mexico – Anti-Dumping Duties on Steel Pipes and Tubes from Guatemala.
Appearing as legal counsel to petitioners or respondents in more than 70 original antidumping investigations, including the most relevant trade remedy investigations conducted by Mexico such as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Meat of Bovine, Pork Products and Apples from the United States, as well as in all sort of steel product investigations against South Korea, People’s Republic of China, India and Brazil.
Moreover, Mr. Vazquez has actively participated in 6 NAFTA Bi-national Panel reviews, including the successful litigation of the HFCS trade remedy dispute, that later lead to the Mexico – Tax Measures on Soft Drinks and Other Beverages case.
In recent years, Mr. Vazquez has successfully landed the negotiation of two major Suspension Agreements, which continue in force.