Claudia Lelo de Larrea Mancera is a Mexican lawyer who currently works at the Investigative Authority for competition matters of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (Mexico).
In May 2011 Claudia got her Law Degree at the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). In order to obtain her Degree, she wrote the thesis titled “El Futuro del Artículo XX del GATT” (‘The Future of GATT’s Article XX’) and she graduated with honors. Afterwards, she attended the IELPO Programme (2011-2012) where she wrote a paper titled "Anti Circumvention of Anti Dumping Duties: An Analysis of National Legislations”. In order to pursue the IELPO Programme, she was granted the CONACYT-FUNED scholarship (Mexican Government) and the Universitat de Barcelona scholarship covering 75% of the tuition fees.
Claudia has other studies and diplomas, such as a diploma on Investment Protection Law and Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism at the Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM-2011); a training course on the New Generation of Investment Policies and the Management of Investment Disputes for Latin American Countries (UNCTAD & OAS-2012); and a diploma on Competition Policy (CIDE-2013); among others.
Claudia’s practice of law started in 2007 and she has broad experience both in the private and public sectors. Since 2007 and until 2011, she worked at law firms dealing with international trade matters, including trade remedies investigations, international standards and regulatory compliance; private arbitration proceedings, and litigation.
In March 2010, she was appointed as Panelist Assistant in a Binational Panel Review under the North American Free Trade Agreement, Chapter XIX, involving a determination by the United States International Trade Commission that revoked antidumping duties on Mexican products (Case No. USA-MEX-2007-1904-03).
After her LLM studies, Claudia went back to her home country and since then she has focused her practice on the public sector. In 2012, she worked at the Mexican Ministry of Economy, at the department dealing with trade and investment defense (WTO; FTAs; BIITs). Since 2013, Claudia’s practice focuses merely on competition law and policy. She worked for two years at the Legal Affairs Division of the Mexican Competition Authority, and since 2015 she works at the Investigative Authority of the Federal Telecommunications Institute, where she gives legal advice on the ongoing investigations on competition matters, exclusively on the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors.
Claudia is native speaker in Spanish, is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of French.