Sergio Puig

About/Bio

Sergio Puig LLB (ITAM, Mexico), JSD, JSM (Stanford Law School), is Professor of Law and Director of the International Trade and Business Law Program at the University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law. Previously, he served as a lecturer in law at Duke Law School and Stanford Law School, respectively. Between 2011-2014, Sergio was also the teaching fellow of the prestigious Program in International Legal Studies (SPILS). Sergio also worked for over three years in the young professionals program for lawyers and scholars at the World Bank Group and ICSID, and has practiced in leading firms in Mexico City and Washington D.C. He has served as an arbitrator in proceedings under Chapters 11 and UNCITRAL/PCA. With Joost Pauwelyn, Sergio co-founded tradelab.org, an on-line community-based platform to facilitate legal assistance and services related to international trade and investment matters.

Recently Published

The Scorecard of the Phase One Trade Agreement

  The United States President and the Chinese Vice Prime Minister signed a deal dubbed as the “Phase One Trade Agreement” (“the Agreement”) on January 15, 2020. The Agreement withholds further escalation of the on-and-off trade war, which has dragged on for over 18 months between the US and China. The Agreement will likely lay a…

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The Scorecard of the USMCA Protocol of Amendment

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved December 19 the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by an overwhelming margin of 385-41. The Senate is expected to do the same in mid-January. As everyone knows by now, USMCA is a revision and replacement for the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a regional trade agreement…

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The Data-Driven Future of International Law

Data is not only fueling the economy, but has also become an increasingly important driver of empirical legal research. Three reasons are chiefly responsible for this. First, the internet, better search engines and bigger databases today put more international law data from treaties to disputes or arbitrators at a scholar’s disposal than ever before. Second, researchers are beginning…

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