Richard is a dispute resolution partner in Clyde & Co's Abu Dhabi office.

Richard acts for clients in all areas of dispute resolution and has particular experience in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. Richard's specialist area of expertise is complex, cross border disputes arising out of joint ventures, distribution agreements and trade contracts.

Richard has recently returned to the UAE having spent four years in the Shanghai office where he was head of the dispute resolution and employment teams in China.

Richard frequently acts for clients in cross border arbitration proceedings including SHIAC, HKIAC, LCIA and ICC arbitrations. He also assists clients with court proceedings in overseas jurisdictions and has particular experience in dealing with disputes in difficult jurisdictions and emerging markets.

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.