Season 4 Episode 17 – Juan Pablo Moya Hoyos, Dispute Settlement Lawyer at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
I have known Juan Pablo for some time since we ran in the same circles, and we have common friends, but we only really had time to talk recently. We have a lot in common and cover much of it in this fun and insightful conversation. However, we only got to some of it.
Juan Pablo is an economist and a lawyer, but as he tells it, his brain works more like an economist. Like many Colombians, he got his trade start through the Moot Court Competition. He talks about his experience in the Moot Court and how he stayed involved with it afterward.
This led him to a stint working in Colombia's Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism, where he worked on disputes and FTA negotiations. Afterward, he traveled to Georgetown University for an LL.M., eventually bringing him to Geneva and the WTO.
Ah, there is also a story about how he got to New York for his Bar Exam.
It was great talking to Juan Pablo, and I hope you enjoy the conversation!
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