Henry Gabriel helps to shape the future of international commercial law at meetings in Rome, Santa Fe, London, and Washington, D.C.
Elon Law Professor Henry Gabriel recently participated in the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law's (UNIDROIT) Working Group Meeting on Principles of International Commercial Contracts in Rome. As a member of the Working Group, Gabriel is helping to draft the third edition of the Principles.
Gabriel will participate in the next meeting of the Working Group at the Max Plank Institute of Comparative Law in Frankfurt, Germany next January. Gabriel is also an elected member of the Governing Council of UNIDROIT. The Governing Council is composed of twenty-five members elected from the sixty-one member countries of UNIDROIT. Click here to learn more about the purpose, origins, and achievements of UNIDROIT.
In July, Gabriel represented the State of North Carolina as a Commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws at its annual meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After his move to Elon University School of Law, Gabriel, who served as a Commissioner from Louisiana for seventeen years, was appointed to the North Carolina delegation of the Conference by Governor Beverly Purdue.
Gabriel’s recent work with the Conference, also known as the Uniform Law Commission, has focused largely on the implementation of international conventions by state law. In this regard, he chairs the committee to implement the United Nations Electronic Commerce Convention, and he serves as a member of the committees to implement the Hague Choice of Court Convention and the United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit. For background information about the Uniform Law Commission, click here.
Gabriel also recently chaired a panel at a conference on the teaching of Transnational Commercial Law at St. John’s College, Oxford University. The conference was organized by Sir Roy Goode, the Professor of Commercial Law at Oxford, and was by invitation only. Eminent scholars and teachers from ten countries were invited. Gabriel was one of two invitees from the United States.
In addition, as a member of the United States Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law, Gabriel recently participated in a meeting in Washington D.C. on the implementation of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements.