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About Alejandro Faya Rodriguez
Counsellor-at-law (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City; first in class).
Course on Private and Public International Law (The Hague Academy on International Law, The Netherlands).Magister Juris (University of Oxford, United Kingdom).Master in Public Policy (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Mexico City).
PhD Candidate (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
His background includes the public, private and academic sectors. His area of practice focuses on economic and international law, particularly foreign investment, arbitration, regulation and competition.
In the public sector he has held various positions at the Mexican Ministry of Economy, including Deputy Director-General for International Affairs, senior legal advisor and Director-General of Foreign Investment. Currently he is Chief of Unit for Competition and Regulatory Co-operation. He also was legal advisor to the Special Commission for Competitiveness at the Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress.
In the private sector has been member or of-counsel of prestigious law firms, including Camil Abogados, López Velarde, Heftye & Soria and Wöss & Partners. Also, as an independent consultant, he has worked for the United Nations (UNCTAD), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Mechanism (APEC), the Organization of American States (OAS) and various international consultancy firms. At UNCTAD, for several years he contributed as resource person in the training of officials from all over the world in matters related to investment treaty negotiation and arbitration.
In the academic sector he is Professor of Law at Universidad Iberoamericana, where he teaches both at graduate and postgraduate levels. He has also taught at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
He published the books “Strengthening economic regulators" (2010) and "Three regulators, three challenges" (2011) edited by the Centre of Research for Development (CIDAC), a Mexican think-tank. He is also co-author of the sequels of the studies "Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment” (2010) and “Expropriation" (2012) published by UNCTAD. He recently completed the APEC/UNCTAD International Investment Agreements Handbook (2013). He has written several legal articles and participated as speaker in numerous events and seminars worldwide.
He has been columnist at the business newspaper El Economista and currently writes for the business section of Reforma, a major national newspaper.

Research Interests

International Investment Law, Treaties, Regulation & Competition, Law & Economics, Public Policy, and Mexican Law

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International Investment Law (articles) (9)

International Investment Law (interviews) (2)

International Investment Law (presentations) (6)

Competitiveness (5)

Competition (11)