Dr. Roberto Rios Herrán is a graduate of the University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico where he studied law and holds a masters degree in Public Administration from the American University, Washington D.C. and a Ph. D in law from the Sorbonne in Paris. Prior to joining Appleton Luff, Roberto was a founding partner at the Law Firm Richardson Rios Olechowski, in Warsaw, Poland. Prior to that, Roberto was director of legal studies and research at the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland. After qualification, Roberto worked as lawyer for the major oil and engineering construction company in Mexico after which he joined Baker & McKenzie. Working in both the firm's Warsaw office and its European law centre in Brussels, Roberto's practice was focused on infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, energy, EU and World Trade Organization matters. In addition to work for clients, Dr. Rios writes and lectures internationally on energy and WTO related issues. He is a visiting professor at HEC in France, Instituto de Empresa in Spain, WTI in Switzerland, and Capital University in the USA. He is also a member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), the European Society of International Law, the International Economic Law Interest Group, the International Bar Association, the Polish Competition Law Association, and a registered international lawyer at the Warsaw Chamber of Legal Advisors.
Dr. Rios Herrán specializes in international trade matters, EU Competition Law (with emphasis on State Aid) and government procurement.