BMJ adviser and founding partner, Welber Barral focuses on international trade and international investment issues. Besides that, he has over thirty years of experience as a consultant for multilateral agencies and companies in Latin America. Barral was Brazil’s Foreign Trade Secretary between 2007 and 2011. He is currently a Board Member of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (Fiesp), and the President of the Brazilian Institute of Foreign Trade and Investments (IBCI) since 2018. Previously, he was an arbitrator at the Mercosur Permanent Review Court and the WTO dispute settlement system, as well as a visiting professor at several universities in Brazil and abroad. Master in International Affairs (UFSC), Doctor in International Law (USP), and Post-Doctor in International Trade Law (Georgetown University).