Lourdes Gabriela Medina Pérez studied at the Universidad del Valle de Mexico in Mexico City. Lourdes obtained an LL.M in International Trade and Business Law from the University of Arizona James E Rogers College of Law. There, Lourdes deepened her knowledge of NAFTA and commercial arbitration, and completed a thesis on 20 years of NAFTA implementation. Lourdes also graduated with distinction with an LL.M in International and European Law from the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where she completed a comparative thesis on the investor-to-state dispute settlement mechanisms in NAFTA and CETA.
Lourdes is a qualified lawyer in Mexico.
Prior to joining FratiniVergano, Lourdes worked as a litigator in Mexico City, as well as a legal research assistant at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and the University of Arizona James E Rogers College of Law. In Florida, she performed research identifying core human rights standards of indigenous people in Colombia and identifying the core human rights standards for indigenous populations that negotiators must incorporate into regional and multilateral trade agreements. In Arizona, she contributed to and assisted in Rio Yaqui Pueblos v Mexico, a case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Lourdes is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English, has good knowledge of French and a basic knowledge of Dutch
“The Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trade” (with Ignacio Carreño, Tobias Dolle and Moritz Brandenburger), Special Issue No. 2/2020 'Taming COVID-19 By Regulation' of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (EJRR),pp. 402-410.
“The EU’s Request for Arbitration Under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement“ (with Tobias Dolle), Issue No. 2/2020 of the Global Trade and Customs Journal (GTCJ), pp. 104–110.
“COOL potatoes? Poland plans to introduce mandatory country of origin labelling for fresh potatoes” (with Ignacio Carreño), Issue 1/2019 of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (EJRR), pp. 208-218.