Wayne has been in the UAE since 2001. During this time he spent five years in Abu Dhabi assisting with the set-up of Clyde & Co's Abu Dhabi office. Wayne is a recognised specialist in the GCC region for insurance and reinsurance work, and has a broad regional practice advising local and foreign insurance interests on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, across the GCC and wider Middle East region.
In addition to claims, coverage and subrogated recovery work, in recent years Wayne has been increasingly involved in a wide range of regulatory work across the GCC, including in the specialist financial centres (DIFC and QFC), dealing with local regulators and government bodies. He has also led the legal teams in advising several GCC governments on the planning and implementation of healthcare financing arrangements.
Wayne continues to advise on a broad range of commercial disputes in the Middle East, acting in multi-jurisdictional court disputes and local and international arbitration proceedings. Wayne is a frequent speaker at regional insurance market events and a regular contributor to industry publications. He continues to be named as one of MENA Insurance Review's "Power 50" individuals in the region.