Alejandro Casas Ramirez was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1988. He got his Law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia (2011).
In 2010 he participated in the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, representing the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Along with his team, he won the Latin American Regional Round and participated in the Final Oral Rounds held in Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana placing in the 6th place.
Before joining IELPO he worked in Colombia as a member of the Technical Direction of Contracts Management lawyer in the Urban Development Institute (IDU) and in a real estate firm in Bogotá structuring the financial and legal framework of major real estate projects in Bogotá, Cali and Cartagena.
After obtaining the IELPO LL.M he joined the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO as an intern assisting panels in discharging their mandate under the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding, and drafting memoranda and other legal papers on a wide array of international trade and public international law matters.
Upon his return to Colombia, Alejandro joined one of the major law firms in the country as an associate of the High Performance Team of Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency in charge of providing legal advice and representing national and international companies in commercial, antitrust, and unfair competition procedures before Colombian courts and tribunals.
Nowadays he works as a senior associate at Ibarra Abogados, advising and representing national and international clients in administrative and judicial proceedings relating to unfair competition, antitrust law, and the imposition of anti-dumping duties and safeguards. In addition, he provides advice on day to day operations of foreign trade and the planning of transnational operations, formulating alternative planning from the local customs regulation and the various international agreements ratified by Colombia.
Alejandro also performs as the main professor of WTO Law and coach of the ELSA Moot Court Team for 2016 for the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.