Juan A. Marchetti is a Counsellor at the Trade in Services Division of the World Trade Organization. He is the Secretary of the WTO Committee on Trade in Financial Services. He graduated in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). He regularly lectures at the Universities of Fribourg and Lausanne, in Switzerland. His primary research interests lie in the law and economics of trade in financial services. He has published articles in refereed journals and contributed chapters to various collections, including the Oxford Handbook of Banking and the International Handbook on the Economics of Integration. He is the co-editor of Opening Markets for Trade in Services – Countries and Sectors in Bilateral and WTO Negotiations (Cambridge University Press, 2009), to which he also contributed a chapter on 'Financial Services Liberalization in WTO and Preferential Trade Agreements'.