School of Law

Dr Gabriel Gari, BA & LLB (UDELAR), LLM (LSE), PhD (London)

Gabriel

Reader in International Economic Law

Email: g.gari@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8216
Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields

Profile

Gabriel is a Reader in International Economic Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London and Academic Director of the LLM in International Economic Law. Prior to joining Queen Mary, Gabriel practised Employment and Commercial Law and worked for the Uruguayan Supreme Court of Justice. In 2013-14, he held a visiting scholar position at the Trade in Services Division of the World Trade Organization. He has published extensively on trade in services, including his book on the liberalisation of trade in services in MERCOSUR and various articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has acted as a consultant to several multilateral institutions and taught trade law at American, Chinese, German, Italian, Lithuanian and Uruguayan Universities. Gabriel holds degrees in Law and in Sociology from the University of the Republic (Uruguay), an LLM in International Business Law from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London.  He is a member of the Latin American and Caribbean Research Network on Services, the Latin American Network on International Economic Law, the Society of International Economic Law and the European Society of International Law.

Research

Gabriel’s research interests lie in international trade law and the legal aspects of financing development. Gabriel’s current research is focused on trade rules for services in the twenty first century and the institutional framework underpinning trade policy formulation and enforcement.

Publications

Books

Book chapters

Journal Articles

Other Selected Publications

  • Expert Contributor, “Rethinking Services in a Changing World” Low, Patrick. 2016. Rethinking Services in a Changing World. E15 Expert Group on Services – Policy Options Paper. E15Initiative. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and World Economic Forum.
  • “Frenos Culturales del Avance Científico en la Investigación Jurídica Nacional”, Revista Nexo – Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de la República, Año 8, No 74, Agosto 2001, pp. 8-18, ISSN: 0255-0050.
  • (with Professor Marcos Supervielle) El Sindicalismo Uruguayo: Estructura y Acción (Fundación de Cultura Universitaria, 1995), 124 pages (ISBN 9789974200500)

Blogs

Public Engagement

  • Presenter, ‘Recent preferential trade agreement’s disciplines for tackling regulatory divergence in services: how far beyond GATS?’, WTO Simply Services Seminar, Geneva, 10 May 2019.
  • Presenter, “My market for your market? Exploring the nature of USA’s Trade Agreements from USA-Israel FTA to USMCA”, International Economic Law Interest Group, European Society of International Law Research Forum (programme), University of Göttingen, Germany, 3 April 2019.
  • Presenter, “CPTPP and CETA disciplines on domestic regulation in services: a step in the right direction?”, Coherence and Divergence in Agreements on Trade in Services, International Workshop (programme), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 14 and 15 March 2019.
  • Presenter, ‘Recent preferential trade agreement’s disciplines for tackling regulatory divergence in services: a step too far?’ UNCTAD Global Services Forum – REDLAS Conference 2018 (programme), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 13 and 14 September 2018.
  • Presenter, ‘Potential Impact of an FTA between China and Uruguay for the Services Sector’, Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay, 4 September 2018.
  • Presenter, “Recent Preferential Trade Agreements’ disciplines for tackling regulatory divergence in services: a step too far?”, SIEL Biennial Conference (programme), American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC, 12-14 July 2018.
  • Roundtable discussant, launch of the book ‘Public Private Partnership for WTO Dispute Settlement Enabling Developing Countries’ (Edward Elgar, 2018) by Amrita Bahri, Mexico City, 4 May 2018.
  • Presenter, “Is the WTO Approach to International Standards Outdated”, Workshop on Economic Globalisation, University of Melbourne, 23-24 November 2017.
  • Presenter, “Towards a UK higher education position paper on trade: some guiding questions” in Trade Policy Lab: UK Higher Education and Free Trade after Brexit, Universities UK International and CCLS, London 15 September 2017.
  • Co-organizer, Trade Policy Lab: UK Higher Education and Free Trade after Brexit, Universities UK International and CCLS, London 15 September 2017.
  • Presenter, “Services in new Free Trade Agreements”, Universidad Católica del Uruguay, 17 August 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Presenter, “The negotiation of a UK-EU trade agreement: objective, process and possible outcomes”, Brexit, China and Other New Challenges to International Trade Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, 31 May 2017.
  • Presenter, “The negotiation of a UK-EU trade agreement: objectives, process and possible outcomes”, Doing Business After Brexit – Impact on Trade, Arbitration and Data Protection, Association Française des Juristes d'Entreprise, Paris, 19 April 2017.
  • Presenter, “What can Trade Agreements do for Traditional Chinese Medicine Services? Considerations for post Brexit Sino-British trade negotiations”, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce (SCOFCOM) – CCLS, QMUL Round table Meeting, CCLS, London, 31 March 2017.
  • Presenter, “Services in recent Preferential Economic Agreements: What’s New?”, Regional Organisations and Regional Integration Workshop, London School of Economics and Political Science, 9 - 10 December 2016.
  • Organiser, “CCLS and Linklaters Roundtable - In search of a legal framework for UK Trade and Investment after BREXIT”, CCLS, London, 23 November 2016.
  • Presenter, “Is GATS Approach to International Standards Outdated?”, Brown Bag Lecture Series, World Trade Institute, Berne, 15 February 2016.
  • Roundtable discussant, “TISA, challenges and opportunities for Latin America”, Uruguayan National Chamber of Commerce, Montevideo, 13 August 2015.
  • Presenter, ‘A quarter century of multilateral services negotiations: where have we been and where are we heading?’, New Horizons in Services Trade Governance (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and World Trade Institute), WTO, Geneva, 26 November 2014.
  • Presenter, ‘GATS and other international disciplines and arrangements related to services: overlaps and the quest for policy coherence’, E15 Expert Meeting on Services (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and World Economic Forum), Geneva, 25 November 2014.
  • Presenter, ‘Multilateral negotiations on trade in services: an overview of the state of play and ways forward’, paper to be delivered at the 24th Annual RESER (The European Association for Research on Services) Conference, Helsinki, 11-13 September 2014.
  • Discussant, ‘Annual Review on International Trade Dispute Resolution’, presented by Mr. WANG Xuehua, London Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, London, 6 June 2014.
  • Presenter, “Implications of trade disciplines for export incentives for the service sector: free will?”, paper delivered at the 3rd Latin American Network for Research in Services (REDLAS) Conference, 3rd Latin America Network for Research in Services (REDLAS) Conference, Mexico City, 13-14 March 2014.
  • Presenter, "Capital controls, GATS disciplines and the need for a more coherent global economic governance structure", Speakers' Series, Graduate Institute's Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, Geneva, 20 February 2014.
  • Presenter, “Capital controls, GATS disciplines and the need for a more coherent global economic governance structure”, King and Spalding LLP, Geneva, 16 January 2014.
  • Speaker, “Policy space for managing capital flows under the GATS: the Latin American Experience”, paper delivered at the Second biennial conference of the Latin American International Economic Law Network, Lima, 28-29 October 2013.
  • Chair, panel on International Trade Law, Graduate Conference on Latin America Law and Policy, University College London, 15 February 2013.
  • Speaker, Report findings of survey on rules affecting trade in services, Second Annual Conference of the Latin American Export Services Association, Quito, 24-25 October 2012.
  • Speaker, “GATS and Offshoring: Is the regulatory framework ready for the trade revolution?”, paper delivered at the conference Offshore Services in Global Value Chains: new drivers of structural change in Latin America and the Caribbean?", Economic Commission for Latin America, Santiago de Chile, 18-19 October 2012.
  • Speaker, “GATS and offshoring: Is the regulatory framework ready for the trade revolution?”, paper delivered at the Society for International Economic Law 2012 Conference, Singapore 12-14 July 2012.
  • Contributor Expert, The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2012-2013

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