Alvaro Pereira

Dissertation Committee: Robert D. Cooter (Chair), Barry Eichengreen, Stavros Gadinis

Dissertation Topic: A Corporate Law Agenda for the Pacific Alliance

Research InterestsCorporations, International Law, Economics, Sustainability


Alvaro Pereira is a doctoral candidate at Berkeley Law, as well as co-founder and advisory board member of Boalt Global Corporate Law Society. His research explores the relationship between corporate law, economic growth, and society, from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.

Alvaro’s practice focused on corporate and bankruptcy litigation. He also has experience in commercial arbitration, trusts, and in structuring real estate projects involving foreign investments. More recently, he served as director of business development at a startup firm based in California.

Before joining the J.S.D. program, he was a lecturer at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, where he taught “Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations,” and “Business Associations.” At UC Berkeley, he has been a Graduate Student Instructor of Principles of Business (Haas School of Business) and Law and Development (Legal Studies Department).

At Berkeley Law, Alvaro served as executive editor of the Berkeley Business Law Journal, coach of the team participating in the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition, and J.S.D. elected Delegate to the Graduate Assembly for two consecutive terms. He is a current fellow at FORM+FUND (Startup@BerkeleyLaw).

Previous Degrees: 

LL.M., Berkeley Law (2016)
LL.M., Universidad de los Andes (2012)
LL.B., Universidad de los Andes (2011)


Leveraging Economic Integration to Promote Sustainable Corporate Practices in Latin America (forthcoming, in Sjåfjell, B. and Bruner, C. (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, and Sustainability. Cambridge University Press)

Legal Stability Contracts in Colombia: An Appropriate Incentive for Investments? (2013) Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business, Vol. 12, No. 2

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