Graham trained and qualified as an English solicitor with Clifford Chance, where he spent 22 years. After 10 years in London Graham was seconded to their Dubai office in 2004 and became regional managing partner. Graham joined Gibson Dunn in January 2016 to head up the regional disputes practice. He specialises in complex commercial arbitration and litigation, often with a cross-border element.
Graham is Chairman of the DIFC Authority Legislative Committee, a Member of the Steering Committee for the ICC UAE, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), former Member of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Arbitration Committee and Member of the Advisory Board of the IBA Arab Regional Forum. He is co-editor of Summaries of UAE Courts’ Decisions on Arbitration (ICC). Graham regularly appears as an advocate before the DIFC Courts and the Special Tribunal Related to Dubai World and sits as an arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitrations.
For a number of years Graham has been recommended as a leading lawyer in the field of Dispute Resolution – currently Tier 1 rankings in Dispute Resolution for both UAE and Middle East-Wide as well as Corporate Investigations by Chambers Global 2017. Renowned for his expert handling of cases in the UAE and throughout the Middle East Chambers sources described him as "very knowledgeable...", "top of the class practitioner” and “an absolutely great legal mind with a customer comes first attitude - one of the best I have worked with". He is consistently listed as a key individual in Legal 500 EMEA 2013-2017, and has most recently been named the Best Lawyers 2017 Arbitration and Mediation "Lawyer of the Year" in the United Arab Emirates, and also recognized in the field of Litigation.