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Gabriel Garcia

Dr Gabriel Garcia

Position: Deputy Head of School (Acting), Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: LLB Central University of Venezuela, LLM Boston University, PhD Wollongong

Contact Details

Office: 67.207A
Phone: +61 2 4221 4272


Dr Garcia is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts. Prior to his current appointment he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies and the Centre for Comparative Law and Development Studies for Asia and the Pacific (UOW). In Venezuela, Dr Garcia worked as a corporate lawyer and he served as the General Counsel of the Development Bank of Venezuela (BANDES) and as an in-house lawyer for the Venezuelan Investment Fund (FIV). Dr Garcia completed his PhD in 2009 with a thesis on IMF Conditionality and Rule of Law: Exceptional Powers and Banking in Venezuela and Malaysia. He is a member of the UOW Faculty of Law’s Legal Intersections Research Centre. Dr Garcia’s research interests focus on the fields of law and development, banking and finance law, corporations law, international economic law, global political economy and intellectual property. Dr Garcia has special interests in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions.

Past Research Students 

  • Dr Abdulaziz Mohammed bin Zaid: Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Commercial Arbitral Awards in Saudi Arabia: A Comparative Study with Australia (2014)
  • Dr Pariz Lythgo-Marshall: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Immunity Policy for Cartel Conduct: A Critical Legal Analysis (2016)
  • Dr Kiratipong Naewmalee: Indirect Expropriation: Property Rights Protections, State Sovereignty to Regulate and the General Principles of Law (2017)

Current Research Students 

  • Qinqing Xu: Collective Management of Music Copyright: A Comparative Analysis of Collective Management Organisations in China, the United States and Australia
  • Yuchuan Zhou: Corporate Governance towards Shareholder Maximisation: A Paradoxical Approach to Solve Agency Problems
  • Sharon David: Legalise Inclusive Education as a Human Rights: A Scrutiny of International Legal Frameworks: A Case Study for Malaysia


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Last reviewed: 5 February, 2019