Prof. Garcia Sanchez Expands International Arbitration Collaboration, Oil & Gas Research

June 11, 2019

Guillermo Garcia

Texas A&M University School of Law Associate Professor Dr. Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez expands Aggie Law's global reach in international oil and gas research, dispute resolution, arbitration and natural resources during a June 2019 research trip in Europe. Through his efforts, Texas A&M Law students and faculty have new opportunities to collaborate with leading European academic institutions.

  • Collaborated with Maastricht University to expand ​Texas A&M's Dispute Resolution and Natural Resources Programs:
    garcia-maastrictMaastricht University Faculty of Law
    Professor Garcia Sanchez met with Professors Bas van Zelst and Mark Kawakami and the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Jan Smits, at Maastricht University to build different areas of collaboration, including:

    • Live online negotiation and arbitration exercises between Texas A&M law students in ​Garcia Sanchez's Arbitration class and students in Maastricht's Dispute Resolution class

    • Organizing an upcoming field trip to Maastricht to study the policies and litigation regarding communities affected by the development of gas fields in the ​northern part of the Netherlands

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    Photo credit: Dr. Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui via Twitter
    Garcia, Taylor, Herrera at Bergen
    Lecture at the University of Bergen on International Oil and Gas Research:
    Professor Garcia Sanchez gave a lecture to the faculty and doctoral students at the University of Bergen, Norway, on ​his forthcoming article in the Tulane Law Review on the development of international investment law in transboundary oil and gas fields and the impact of Chinese investments in those areas. Other presenters at the international research seminar hosted by Dr. Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui, ​professor at the University of Bergen and member of the Bergen Center for Competition Law & Economics, included Dr. Madeline Taylor, ​professor at the University of Sydney.

  • Max Planck Institute Book Workshop Participant:
    Professor Garcia Sanchez was invited to participate in the publication of a groundbreaking book on investment arbitration that will be published in spring of 2020, titled “International Investment Law: An Analysis of the Major Decisions.” He participated in the initial book preparation workshop at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law on June 6-7. Other participants in the book workshop include former Judge Bruno Sima from the International Court of Justice; Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg; Professor Diane Desierto, University of Notre Dame; and Professor Andrea Bjorklund, McGill University​, among others.
    Guillermo Garcia at MPI
    Photo credit: Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, via Twitter
    Guillermo Garcia MPI program
    Guillermo Garcia at MPI
    Photo credit: Edoardo Stoppioni, via Twitter

About Guillermo Garcia Sanchez:

Dr. Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez's research and teaching focuses on international energy law, international transboundary resources, investor-state dispute resolution and arbitration. He has published in the Harvard International Law Journal, Houston Journal of International Law, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, Nevada Law Journal and Tulane Law Review.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Garcia Sanchez was an associate in the international arbitration department of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle Mexico City; and served as a legal advisor in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

He received a B.A. in Law, with honors, and a B.A. in International Relations from ITAM University in Mexico. Professor Garcia-Sanchez also holds a Doctorate in Judicial Sciences (S.J.D.) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M. in International Law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. For his doctoral dissertation on judicial dialogues among constitutional and international courts he received the 2017 HLS John Gallup Laylin Prize.