Javier García Olmedo

About/Bio

Javier García Olmedo is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Luxembourg. He also teaches investment treaty law and arbitration on the distance learning LLM programme of Queen Mary University of London. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and worked as an associate at Foley Hoag and Hogan Lovells, where he represented sovereign States and commercial entities in arbitration proceedings governed by the ICSID, PCA, UNCITRAL, and ICC rules. His main research focuses on the changing role of nationality in international law, with a focus on the practice of nationality planning in international investment law. His research also examines areas of interactions and linkages between international trade, investment, and tax policies.

Recently Published

Nottebohm Under Attack (Again): Is it Time for Reconciliation?

Introduction The Nottebohm judgment has recently come under attack in the context of the European Commission’s position on investment by citizenship (CBI) schemes, also known as “golden passport” programmes. These schemes allow individuals to obtain a second citizenship in a host country in exchange for financial investments or even just a flat fee. On 20…

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Claims by Dual Nationals under Investment Treaties: A New Form of Treaty Abuse?

The issue of treaty abuse (or ‘treaty shopping’) has received heightened attention recently in the context of the on-going negotiations for the conclusion of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In a public consultation on the potential inclusion of an investor-State arbitration clause in TTIP, the European Commission (EC) has raised concerns regarding the investors’ manipulation of…

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