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Patrick Murphy

Legal Director, Dubai

Patrick Murphy is a legal director, based in the Dubai office, specialising in shipping and commodity trading disputes and general international commercial arbitration and litigation.

Patrick has worked for Clyde & Co for more than 9 years, including more than three years spent in Clyde & Co's Dubai office between 2002 and 2006. He has extensive experience of litigating and arbitrating in the UAE courts, Dubai arbitrations and international arbitrations under DIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICC and LMAA rules in respect of commercial agency, telecoms, oil and gas, commodities and investment disputes.

More recently, Patrick spent three years working in Clyde & Co's Marine and International Trade department in London advising a variety of charterer, commodity trader and owner clients, before relocating back to Dubai in November 2010.

Patrick regularly advises shipowners, charterers and traders in a wide range of charterparty, sale of goods and commodity disputes. He is a regular presenter at events concerning shipping law, including lecturing on laytime and demurrage matters.

He also advises international traders and businesses in respect of the application of sanctions regimes against Iran and the implications for their continued operation.