Henry Gabriel authors new book, presents research

Oxford University Press will publish next month Contracts for the Sale of Goods, a new book by visiting professor of law Henry Gabriel. It is the latest achievement for Gabriel in an autumn filled with presentations and conferences around the globe.

In mid November, Gabriel represented the United States in Rome, Italy, at the final negotiations of the new UNIDROIT Model Law on Leasing. He also chaired a panel on “The Convention on the International Sale of Goods and its Impact on National Contract Law” at the Biannual Meeting of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Mexico City.

In October, Gabriel presented “Soft Law Principles as Tools of Harmonization in International Commercial Law: The Role of UNIDROIT, UNICTRAL and the Hague Conference” at a conference at The Brooklyn Law School. The paper will be published in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. He also traveled to the Netherlands as an invited expert to the Hague Conference on Private International Law Experts Meeting on Global Cooperation on the Provision of Legal Information on National Laws in the Netherlands.

Gabriel presented a paper prior to the start of the semester at the International Law Association Biennial Conference on harmonization in international commercial law in Rio de Janeiro.

He is currently chairing the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law Committee for the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Messaging in International Contracts.   He previously served as a United States Delegate to the United Nations during the negotiations of the convention.

He is also serving on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law committees to implement The Hague Conference Convention on Choice of Courts and the United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit.