Attorney and counselor-at-law, with a First Degree in Law from the Universidad Iberoamericana, a Magister Juris from the University of Oxford and a Master in Public Policy from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences. He also has attended the Specialized Courses on Private and Public International Law at the Hague Academy on International Law.
In the private sector, he was member of the law firms Camil Abogados and López Velarde, Heftye y Soria, in Mexico City. From 2003 to 2009 he worked for the Ministry of Economy of the Mexican federal government, where he was Director of Legal Affairs and Deputy Director-General of International Affairs of the Directorate-General for Foreign Investment. As chief negotiator, he concluded eleven investment treaties entered into by Mexico with Asian, European and Latin American countries and led many other domestic and international investment affairs. He was later Senior Legal Advisor for the Process of the Strengthening of the Regulatory Framework for Competitiveness, a project in collaboration with the OECD.
He is Professor of Law, at postgraduate level, at the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where he teaches law of foreign investment and law of economic regulation. He has published several articles and has delivered multiple lectures internationally on investment matters. He regularly supports UNCTAD for the training of officials from all over the word for investment treaty negotiation and arbitration. He is an independent consultant and heads A|Fr legal consulting. He mainly works for international organizations, governments, think-tanks as well as foreign law firms and consultancies.