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. Currently, he is also a Director in the Foreign Trade Department at Federation of Industries of São Paulo (Fiesp) and an Advisor to the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham). 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).