Eric H. Leroux is Professor of international trade regulation, international investment law, public international law, comparative law and international financial regulation at the Panamerican University in Mexico City. He is also head of E. H. Leroux Associates, a boutique firm providing specialised international trade and investment law and policy services to governments, international organizations and private stakeholders around the world. M. Leroux is a frequent speaker/lecturer on these subject matters in various fora around the world.

Prior to establishing his own firm and dedicating more to academia, M. Leroux had a distinguished career in government in Canada, serving as Senior Counsel in the Trade Law Bureau, in which capacity he represented Canada before investment tribunals, WTO panels, and in the context of more than 50 trade and investment negotiations, including with all the major stakeholders such as the EU, the USA, China and India. In his government career, M. Leroux last served in the capacity of Associate Deputy Minister. Prior to his government career, M. Leroux notably practised international economic law in the private sector in Washington, D.C., USA.

M. Leroux is an international trade and investment lawyer educated in Canada, the UK and Mexico. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish, and has written extensively on these matters in all three languages.

In his spare time, M. Leroux is a novelist and an avid alpine skier and practitioner of martial arts, especially enjoying teaching these sports to kids.

Julia Borba – Bio

Julia Borba holds a Masters of the Interinstitutional Graduate Program in International Relations “San Tiago Dantas” (between Sao Paulo State University, the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and the University of Campinas). She was awarded a scholarship from the Brazilian Minister of Education — Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)— to undertake her Masters’ research.

She has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the São Paulo State University. Ms Borba is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) in Brazil.

She is currently a member of the Network of Researchers in Foreign Policy and Regionalism (REPRI) and the Colombian Network in International Relations (RedIntercol). Her research interests are Brazilian Foreign Policy, Regionalism, and South America.

Ms Borba’s views as a contributor to the Blog are personal and do not reflect IPEA’s views or policies.