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Dr Eduardo Alvarez-Armas

Dr Eduardo Alvarez-Armas
Lecturer in Commercial Law

Summary

Dr. Álvarez-Armas holds a double PhD degree (Summa cum laude) from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and the Universidad de Granada (Spain). His PhD dissertation, entitled "Private International Environmental Litigation before EU Courts: Choice of law as a Tool of Environmental Global Governance", dealt with the liability of transnational corporations for environmental torts under private international law, and will be published by Hart Publishing in 2021.       

He also holds an LLM (honours) on American Law from Stanford Law School (United States), a Masters on International Law (Summa cum laude) from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), a Masters on the Law of the European Union from the College of Europe (Belgium), and an LLB (Summa cum laude) from the Universidad de La Laguna (Spain). 

Prior to joining Brunel, Dr. Álvarez-Armas was a Research Associate at Queen Mary University of London, in a team led by Prof. Spyros Maniatis, Principal of Queen Mary´s "Centre for Commercial Law Studies".

Between 2011 and 2015 he was a research fellow in legal sciences to the Belgian National Found of Scientific Research (FNRS), appointed at the Université Catholique de Louvain. The FNRS fellowship, Belgium´s most prestigious research fellowship, is awarded every year to a reduced number of researchers in a nation-wide competition comprising candidates from all disciplines, faculties and Universities. 

Dr. Álvarez-Armas has an extensive research and teaching experience on (commercial aspects of) private international law, international and European environmental law, global governance and the law of the European Union. He has had the opportunity to publish in various law journals and present his research in international conferences (even before his PhD was awarded), most recently at Harvard Law School (United States), McGill Law School (Canada) and Strathclyde University (United Kingdom). Moreover, the article he co-wrote in 2011 with Louvain´s European-Law Chair-holder, Prof. Stéphanie Francq, has been quoted by ECJ´s Advocate General Cruz-Villalón in his opinion in “Holterman”. In Louvain he also managed and coordinated the Law School´s master programs in European and International Law and coached and advised advanced-degree students. Additionally, as he is an "Abogado" (Spanish-qualified attorney) of the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, he also has practising experience in international civil and commercial cases, having worked for J&A Garrigues, Spain´s leading law firm.

Amongst other prizes, awards, and distinctions, Dr. Álvarez-Armas is also Honorary Lecturer at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) and Collaborateur Scientifique at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

Qualifications

- Double PhD degree (Summa cum laude) from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and the Universidad de Granada (Spain),

- LLM (honours) on American Law from Stanford Law School (United States),

- Masters on International Law (Summa cum laude) from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium),

- Masters on the Law of the European Union from the College of Europe (Belgium),

- LLB (Summa cum laude) from the Universidad de La Laguna (Spain). 

Responsibility

Dr. Álvarez-Armas is Brunel´s undergraduate dissertation tutor. He lectures in "International Commercial Law" at postgraduate level, and "International Investment Law and Arbitration", "Law of the European Union", and "Tort Law" at undergraduate level.