The Young Lawyers Committee selected his essay concerning the logic of foreign investment reviews, which he submitted last year for the IBA scholarship of the Antitrust and Trade Section.
The first paragraph of his essay is as follows:
In coral reefs one can find well-defined structures between numerous species, plant and animal, where they are dependent on each other mainly on a cooperative basis, providing stability to the relevant ecosystem. Just like in a coral reef ecosystem, one can also find in the economy, either global, regional or domestic, rules on foreign investment, international trade and competition policy – the coexisting species –– that are somewhat dependent on one another and tend to share a common goal: creating an enabling and sustainable economic environment. If a species is suddenly missing or performing its function poorly, the coral reef or the market will feel and suffer from the inbalance, but if functioning properly, the environment will perform optimally and, thus, be generally successful.
During 18-23 September 2016, the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association was held in Washington, D.C., and four members of Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda (VTZ) attended to this event that gathers more than 6,000 lawyers from around the globe. Partners Eduardo Zepeda (pictured below), expert in customs and tax matters and Adrián B. Vázquez, expert in international trade and dispute settlement, as well as associate Emilio Arteaga Vázquez, winner of an IBA scholarship, represented the firm in Washington, D.C.
Our members attended trade and customs related sessions, which were mainly organized by the Trade and Customs Committee as well as the International Sales Committee, including those titled “Life Cycle of a Product”, “Navigating Sanctions in a Changing World”, “Expanding Reach of Trade and Dispute Resolution”, “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and its Impact on Transatlantic relations”, among others. Further, VTZ members listened to the valuable insights of Ambassador Robert Holleyman, who sat in for Ambassador Froman, on US international trade polices including the future of Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
In sum, our members had an excellent week in Washington D.C., strengthening VTZ ‘s relations with international law firms and expanding our network.