Vidal-León Christian

Christian Vidal-León
World Trade Organization
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Relationship Human Rights and Trade
  • Legal Aspects of the International Trading System

Christian Vidal-León is a Dispute Settlement Lawyer in the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO.  Prior to joining the WTO, he was a Manager in the international trade section of PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Africa, and as a Legal Officer in the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission. He has also served as a Legal Affairs Officer in the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat and as an associate in a prominent Brussels-based law firm dealing with international and European trade issues. Mr. Vidal-León has also worked as an assistant to Professor Georges Abi-Saab in a number of ICSID tribunals. 

Mr. Vidal-León holds law degrees from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and from Universitat de Lleida (Spain), as well as a Masters in International Law and Economics (MILE) from the World Trade Institute and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies with WTO certificate from Georgetown University (with distinction). He is completing his PhD research at Maastricht University under the supervision of Professor Peter van den Bossche. Christian Vidal-León is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Mandela Institute of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.