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


Senior Lecturer in International Economic Law

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8216
Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields


Gabriel is a Senior Lecturer 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, where he teaches modules on International Economic Law, WTO Law and Legal Aspects of Financing Development. Gabriel’s main research interest lies in the regulation of trade in services. He has published extensively in this matter. He is a member of the E15 Initiative Expert Group on Services, an ICTSD and World Economic Forum initiative that convenes world-class experts and institutions to generate strategic analysis and recommendations for government, business and civil society geared towards strengthening the global trade and investment system for sustainable development. He has consulted for various international organisations on trade matters including the Latin American Export Services Association, Inter-American Development Bank, European Commission and European Parliament. He also did consultancy work for UNDP and UNICEF on judicial reform in Central and South America. In 2013-14 Gabriel held a visiting scholar position at the Trade in Services Division of the World Trade Organization. Gabriel speaks regularly at trade conferences and teaches abroad. He has lectured at the University of Bern (World Trade Institute), Università degli Studi di Milano, Penn State University (summer programme), Universidad de Montevideo and Universidad de la República. Gabriel is a qualified Uruguayan solicitor. He practised Employment and Commercial Law and worked for the Uruguayan Supreme Court of Justice. Gabriel holds degrees in Law and in Sociology from the University of the Republic, an LLM in International Business Law (Merit) from LSE 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 and the Society of International Economic Law.


Gabriel’s research interests lie in WTO law with particular emphasis on the General Agreement on Trade in Services, Preferential Trade Agreements and the law and economic development nexus. Gabriel’s current research is focused on GATS and twenty first century trade challenges, including global supply chains, digital trade, and financial stability.


Key publications


Book chapters

  • “Services negotiations: where have we been and where are we heading”, in Martin Roy and Pierre Sauvé (eds) Research Handbook on Trade in Services (Edward Elgar, 2016), pp 579-610 (ISBN 9781783478057)
  • “Controles de capital y disciplinas comerciales en América Latina”, en José M Alvarez et al (eds) A dónde va América Latina en el Derecho Económico Internacional? (Universidad Externado de Colombia, forthcoming, 2014)
  • “Limitaciones del Acuerdo General sobre el Comercio de Servicios ante el suministro de servicios por medios electrónicos” en José M. Alvarez et al (eds) Estado y Futuro del Derecho Económico Internacional en América Latina (Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2013), Capítulo 2, pp 175-202 (ISBN 978-958-710-868)

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).


Public Engagement

From 2012

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