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Patrick Gearon FCIArb

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Patrick is Head of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's Middle East practice (conducted from offices in Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar).

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Patrick is Head of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's Middle East practice (conducted from offices in Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar). Patrick is also Chair of the Firm's Global Markets Group, which co-ordinates the Firm's international activities.

He specialises in all areas of dispute resolution with particular emphasis on banking, intellectual property, insolvency, professional negligence and company disputes.

Patrick has conducted litigation and arbitration in Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Ukraine, the USA and in all the GCC states as well as in all the courts within the English jurisdiction.

Patrick leads the award-winning Middle East Disputes team which won the ‘Bahrain Dispute Resolution Law Firm of The Year’ award at the Chambers Middle East Awards 2019. He also leads the firm's International Arbitration Group which won the ‘International Arbitration Team of the Year’ award at the Legal Business Awards 2018.

Additionally, Patrick leads the Firm’s successful Bahrain office which won the ‘Bahrain Law Firm of The Year’ award at The Oath Legal Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2022 and the Firm’s UAE office which won the ‘UAE Law Firm of The Year’ award at The Oath Legal Awards in 2022.

Patrick is one of the lead partners acting in the administration of Awal Bank B.S.C. which has involved over 75 different litigation and arbitration cases in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the USA and the Cayman Islands.

In addition to the awards referred to above, in recent years, the team were shortlisted for numerous awards, including "Middle East Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team of the Year" at The Oath Middle East Legal Awards; "Middle East Dispute Resolution Team of the Year" at the Legal Week Corporate Counsel Awards'; and 'Litigation Team of the Year' at the Legal Week Awards.

In addition to acting as Counsel in Arbitrations Patrick also sits as an Arbitrator and is included in the Legal 500 Middle East Arbitration Powerlist 2022.

Patrick is admitted to practice in England and Wales and was awarded a CIArb Diploma in International Arbitration in July 2018.

He became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in September 2018.

Experience

  • Lead partner on the Awal Bank Administration which involves over 75 different claims in over 7 different jurisdictions

Recognition

  • L500 -PPP 2022 - Middle East
  • chambers_global_top ranked 2022
  • Chambers_MiddleEast_Awards_2021_Shortlisted
  • emea-top-tier-firms-2021
  • oath-bahrain-2022-honarable-mention
  • oath-qatar-2022-winner
  • emea-leading-individual-2021
  • MELA - construction - 2021 v2
  • Charles Russell Speechlys_ME_winner_2019

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  • Charles Russell Speechlys grows its rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA directory

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  • Embracing AI's potential in arbitration

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    Insights

  • Thomas Snider, Patrick Gearon and Dalal Alhouti discuss the impact of AI on international arbitration for Legal Community MENA

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    In The Press

  • ESG in the Arbitration Arena: Balancing Act or Game Changer?

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  • Patrick Gearon and Peter Smith share their perspectives on navigating ESG considerations in arbitration for Legal Community MENA

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    In The Press

  • Security for Costs – What is it and how do you get it?

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    Insights

  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Bahrain

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  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: United Arab Emirates - DIFC

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  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments - UAE: DIFC

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  • Enforcement of Judgments

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  • Charles Russell Speechlys welcomes Head of International Arbitration in Dubai

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  • Charles Russell Speechlys achieves record success in The Legal 500 2023 EMEA directory

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    News

  • LexisNexis features Patrick Gearon FCIArb in its UAE Managing Partner Report

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    In The Press

  • A New Specialised Institution for Dispute Resolution for Aviation

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    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys Middle East celebrates a double anniversary: building on local roots

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    News

  • Proposed changes to the Arbitration Act 1996: anything contentious?

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  • Lexology GTDT - Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2023 (Bahrain)

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  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments - DIFC

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  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments - Abu Dhabi

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