Joel Dahlquist is a doctoral candidate and lecturer at Uppsala University, Sweden. His research is on the
intersection between commercial arbitration and treaty disputes and he teaches international arbitration, private
and public international law and international investment law. In addition to his academic activities, he regularly
consults with the Arbitration Institute at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the National Board of Trade
in Sweden. Joel is also a contributor to the site Investment Arbitration Reporter and has previously worked for a
Stockholm court and interned with UNCITRAL Working Group II. He holds a Master of Laws from Lund
University and has studied at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg.
Relevant Work Experience
Sep 2013 Doctoral Candidate and Lecturer, Uppsala University, Uppsala
I research the intersection between commercial arbitration and treaty disputes. I
also have some 150 teaching hours of private and public international law as well
as investment law and international commercial arbitration, to both
undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Aug 2013 Short description
Associate Counsel, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm
During the first year I assisted in case management. Since the summer of 2014 I
work as a consultant on issues pertaining to investment disputes.
June 2014 –
Contributor, Investment Arbitration Reporter
I monitor and report on investment law issues.
April 2013 – Aug 2013
Law Clerk, Södertörn District Court, Stockholm
I administered both civil and criminal cases, took official notes during
proceedings and wrote draft judgments and decisions.
Aug 2012 – Oct 2012
Intern, UNCITRAL, Vienna
I researched legal questions in domestic legislation, drafted UNCITRAL
documents and translated different legal texts in the field of dispute resolution.
June 2012 – July 2012
Associate Trainee, Roschier Law Firm, Stockholm
I worked in the operational group Disputes and Technology, doing mostly
research, translations and document drafting in international arbitration.
June 2011 – July 2011
Summer Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, Malmö
I was formally assigned to the practice group for Real Estate & Environment but
worked mostly with Dispute Resolution.
March 2011 – June 2011
Field Researcher, RAND Europe, Cambridge
I carried out research on behalf of the European Commission, evaluating the
implementation of the Regulation 805/2004 (European Enforcement Order).
Sep 2007 – Sep 2010
Strategist, Raisanen Creative / International Office, New York
During 2007, I was stationed in New York. I then worked independently with
my own firm in Sweden. I advised clients on digital campaigns and strategies and
spoke on ≈25 occasions at seminars and conferences about social media and its
impact on business. Clients included global advertising agencies, Volvo and
Juristexamen (LLM) Lund University January 2013
Grades: AB 203,5 ECTS, BA 64,5 ECTS (top 10%)
LLM Thesis "How to BITe the Apple - Is There an Implicit Requirement to Exhaust Local
Remedies in Investment Treaty Arbitration?" awarded with the Young Arbitrators
Stockholm Price for Best Arbitration Thesis 2012
Program in International and Comparative Business Law 2011
Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (Erasmus, 30 ECTS)
The Hague Academy of International Law 2014, Summer Program on
Private International Law
Political Science 60 ECTS, European Studies 30 ECTS, Danish 7,5 ECTS
Academic Teacher Training Course 7,5 ECTS
Organizer of Swedish Pre-moot and Arbitrator at Final of Frankfurt
Investment Arbitration Moot Court
Fall 2014 -
Co-founder and coordinator, Nordic Network for Investment Law
Fall 2009 – Fall 2012
Founder and regional editor in chief, Juridisk Publikation (Law Review)
Arbitrating for Peace, (editor), book, forthcoming on Kluwer Law International, 2016.
Beside the Point? On Obiter Dicta in Investment Treaty Arbitration, chapter in The 2014 Nappert Prize published by
International Chamber of Commerce, forthcoming, 2015.
Skiljedomen i den bilaterala investeringstvisten Micula m.fl. mot Rumänien, Juridisk Tidskrift nr 2014/15 p.183.
International Investment Protection Regimes in the Energy Sector (co-author prof. Kaj Hobér), German Yearbook of
International Arbitration. Vol. 56.
Näthat – Rättigheter och Möjligheter (book, co-author), Karnov Group 2013.
How to BITe the Apple - On Local Remedies in Investment Treaty Arbitration (article), Juridisk Publikation 2012 p.153.
The Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration, at Nordic Network for Investment Law’s inaugural meeting, moderator
for three panels, Copenhagen, Oct 20th 2014.
Recent developments in arbitration in Sweden, at “Arbitration: its Application Experience in EU Member States and
Development Outlook in Lithuania”, Vilnius, Nov 21st 2013.
Vissa oklara rättsfrågor i internationella skiljeförfaranden med stöd av bilaterala investeringsavtal - särskilt om PPPs inom
infrastruktur, speech at Svenska Föreningen för Entreprenad- och Konsulträtt (Swedish Society for Construction
and Consulting Law), Stockholm, Nov 28th 2013.