Julian Cardenas Garcia
Andrews Kurth Energy Law Scholar
Julián Cárdenas García is a Venezuelan attorney and Doctoral Fellow at the Research Center on Investment and International Trade Law (CREDIMI) at the University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Prior to this position, he served as career diplomat at the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for nearly six years, working on sovereign boundary issues and multilateral affairs related to the Organization of American States and the United Nations.
Professor Cárdenas has developed a scholarly activity between France, the US and Latin America within the last five years working research on international petroleum transactions and investment law. He was Visiting Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center and has presented the results of his research at the UH Law Center, Cornell University Law School, Sciences Po – Paris, and the CEPMLP of the University of Dundee.
He currently is a Visiting Assistant Professor, Andrews Kurth Energy Law Scholar, at the University of Houston Law Center where his research focuses mainly in three issues: international investment law in Latin America, comparative international law and transnational petroleum law. He has published and presented a number of papers and arbitration decision comments on these topics published at the Houston Journal of International Law and the Journal du Droit International, Clunet.
He completed his Law Degree and a B.A. on International Relations at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and holds a Master of Laws in Arbitration from the Sorbonne University - Paris II Pantheon-Assas, and a LL.M. with a Certificate in Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Law from the University of Houston Law Center.
Professor Cárdenas has been violinist of different symphony orchestras in Venezuela and France, and currently he continues playing as violinist at the Texas Medical Center Symphony Orchestra in Houston.