Dr. Fernando Piérola

Senior Counsel, Advisory Centre on WTO Law, Geneva, Switzerland


University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Masters in Business Administration


University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Doctor in law


Universities of Bern, Fribourg and Neuchatel, Switzerland

Masters in International Law and Economics


Catholic University, Lima, Peru



Senior Counsel

June 2002-to date

Advisory Centre on WTO Law, Geneva, Switzerland

Representing WTO developing country Members in WTO disputes – ca. 30 disputes

Research Fellow

June 2001-May 2002

World Trade Institute (University of Bern), Bern, Switzerland

Teaching assistance to Prof. Dr. Thomas Cottier on International trade law courses Research on WTO dispute resolution and WTO safeguard measures

Legal Assistant

March 1999-September 2000

Commission for the Control of Dumping and Subsidies (within INDECOPI), Lima, Peru

Drafting of determinations and resolutions for the imposition of trade remedies Handling legal aspects of investigations (procedures and on-the-spot inspections)

Counseling on WTO-consistency of domestic law and systemic concerns – ca. 800 advisory opinions Training government officials on WTO law and jurisprudence