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LUIS CARLOS RAMIREZ MARTINEZ  is a foreign associate* with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Washington, D.C., office, and a member of its Trade Remedies Practice Group. He advises governments and private companies on a wide range of international trade topics, including trade remedies and safeguards, free trade agreements, foreign-trade zones, and World Trade Organization rules.

Prior to joining ST&R Mr. Ramírez Martínez worked as a legal adviser in the International Legal Affairs Bureau of Colombia’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Tourism. He helped negotiate the labor chapter of free trade agreements between Pacific Alliance members and Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore and conducted legal reviews of Colombia’s FTAs with Panama, the Pacific Alliance, and Cuba, including on topics such as customs measures, tariffs, rules of origin, dispute settlement, trade remedies, and trade in services.

Earlier in his career Mr. Ramírez Martínez served as an attorney and later director of trade remedies at various Colombian law firms. His work included representing companies in trade remedies investigations for textiles, paper, aluminum extrusions, steel, staples, tires, electronic parts, and other items, as well as advising companies on FTZ and export promotion issues.

Mr. Ramírez Martínez holds an LLM in international law from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is a member of the International Law Association, the Colombian Academy of International Law, and the Colombian Tax and Customs Law Institute. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

*not admitted to practice in the United States.

Education
  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Master of Laws in International Law, LLM
  • Universidad Sergio Arboleda; Master of Laws, Magister
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Lawyer
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Lawyer in Trade and Customs (Who's Who Legal, 2013)
State Bar Membership
  • Republic of Colombia
  • Foreign Associate - Not Admitted to Practice in the U.S.
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