María Vasquez Callo-Müller MILE 12

MILE 12, María Vasquez Callo-Müller

MILE 12, SECO PhD candidate

Intellectual property
Data protection
Digital Trade

María joined the WTI as a doctoral student under the SECO project, which supports the development of Regional Competence Centres for Trade Law and Policy in Peru, South Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia and Chile. Her research focuses on access to digital data.

During her professional career, María has worked for various institutions including the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Policy Support Unit (where she was also a Google Policy Fellow), the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) on digital trade, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on investment law, and the Telecommunications regulatory agency of Peru (OSIPTEL) on telecommunications regulation and competition law. She has published research papers on trade in services, information and communication technologies, e-commerce, intellectual property and data protection with an emphasis on Latin America and Asia.

María obtained her L.L.M. from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition) and she further holds a Master in International Law and Economics (MILE) from the WTI. She graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Law School and during her undergraduate studies was visiting student at the school of international relations at Peking University.

Besides her native Spanish, María speaks English and German. She is passionate about trade, technology, law, and innovation.