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Altagracia E. Cuevas Arthur


Dominican Republic

Altagracia E. Cuevas-Arthur obtained her Law Degree Magna Cum Laude from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (DR) in September 2008, where she was born. During her legal studies she was selected by her University to participate in the Victor Carlos Garcia Moreno Moot Court, a competition on International Criminal Law held in Mexico City, and she obtained along with her team the First Prize and the Best Defendant Memorial while pleading in the Semi-finals and Grand Final. She holds the Master of Laws in International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO LL.M.) as a Fundación Carolina scholarship recipient and the Master of Laws (focus on Public International Law), both from the University of Barcelona (UB). Back in the DR Altagracia worked for the Dominican State Electric company (CDEEE) and law firms providing legal advice on a wide range of issues including corporate, due diligence and investment matters. In 2010, Altagracia started working at the UB as the IELPO LL.M. Academic Coordinator, contributing to the program's geographical growth, curriculum expansion, management and outreach, including the conclusion of agreements with universities, international organizations and government bodies. Altagracia has also researched on the international legal framework of trade and investment, coupled with dissemination activities in Peru, Denmark, Russia and South Africa (the latter being in the SIEL Biennial Conference 2016). Altagracia has also lectured on the fundamentals of International Economic Law at the UB Summer Schools program (2014, 2015 and 2016) and on Essentials of WTO Law at Tver, Russia. Currently, Altagracia serves as Academic Supervisor of the TradeLab Law Clinic for the IELPO LL.M. (www.tradelab.org) and is member of the Advisory Board of the Oikos WTO Model that takes place every year in St. Gallen and Geneva (http://www.model-wto.org/).

Altagracia has also contributed for many years as Judge to the Spanish Selection Rounds for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court in Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira (a leading Spanish law firm) and Panelist to the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, both in Regional Rounds worldwide and the Final Oral Round in Geneva, SwitzerlandAltagracia is a member of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) and the Latin American Council of Studies of International and Comparative Law, Dominican Republic chapter (COLADIC-RD). Altagracia is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Italian and Catalan and has basic knowledge of Japanese, Russian and German.

Secretaria del Estado de Turismo y Comercio Universitat de Barcelona Departament Economia i Finances de la Generalitat de Catalunya Ajuntament de Barcelona