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Richard is a dispute resolution partner based in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.
Richard is a dispute resolution partner and divides his time between the Abu Dhabi and Riyadh offices. He has recently returned to the middle east after spending four years in the Shanghai office where he was head of the dispute resolution team in China.
Richard's specialist areas of expertise is acting as a "trouble shooter" assisting clients with urgent, difficult or politically sensitive cases in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. His client base includes international manufacturing companies, real estate developers, commodities traders and investment companies with trading and investment interests in the middle east.
Richard frequently acts for clients involved in civil claims before local courts and criminal complaints brought by Public Prosecutors. He also represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations arising out of contracts with a UAE or Saudi connection.
Richard is well versed in alternative dispute resolution and is regularly instructed by clients to assist in settling claims by negotiation, mediation, expert determination and other forms of ADR.
Richard is admitted to the New Zealand Bar and continues to hold a New Zealand practising certificate.
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