Faculty / Alumni
Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
Fernando Piérola is Senior Counsel at the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) in Geneva, Switzerland. In this position, he represents governments of developing countries in WTO dispute settlement proceedings and provides legal advice and training on WTO law. Thus far, he has participated in more than 20 disputes on matters relating to trade remedies, market access in goods, services and internal regulations. Prior to joining the ACWL, Dr Piérola worked for the Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission of Peru. He has also worked as a Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute. Dr Pierola is lecturer on international trade law at the World Trade Institute, the LL.M. Programme on International and European Economic and Commercial Law at the University of Lausanne and the LL.M. Programme on European and International Law at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University. Dr Piérola has written two textbooks on WTO dispute settlement in Spanish, the first of which received the 2003 Inter-American Bar Association Best Book Award. He is a regular commentator on WTO law and jurisprudence. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Global Trade and Customs Journal. Dr Piérola has a doctoral degree in law from the University of Bern, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Geneva, a Master’s degree in International Law and Economics (MILE) from the World Trade Institute and the lawyer's degree from the Catholic University of Peru.