April 30, 2012
Gibson Dunn Adds Disputes Capability in Dubai With New Partner Peter Gray
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that disputes partner Peter Gray has joined the firm’s Dubai office. Previously at Dewey & LeBoeuf, Gray will continue to focus on English and international litigation and international arbitration. “We are pleased to welcome Peter to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “Peter brings a new disputes capability to our Dubai office. Further, as an English-qualified solicitor, Peter will work closely with our London disputes partners and enhance the regional and international reach of our premiere litigation and arbitration practice.”“Peter is well regarded in the local legal and business community and is a terrific addition to the office,” said Paul Harter, Partner in Charge of the Dubai office. “He has a proven track record of attracting and resolving business disputes involving companies in the Gulf region and internationally. And his experience with financial services, investigations, energy and commodities disputes complements the firm’s strengths in these areas.”“I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues,” said Gray. “Gibson Dunn’s unparalleled litigation platform and top-notch reputation locally and internationally is a tremendous foundation that will allow me to expand my practice.”About Peter GrayGray focuses his law practice on international disputes, with an emphasis on disputes centered in the MENA region and Asia. He is experienced in arbitrations under various rules, including LCIA, ICC, and DIFC-LCIA. Having first qualified as a barrister, he is a solicitor with full rights of audience in the English Senior Courts, as well as the DIFC Courts.Gray has acted for a number of banks, funds, investors and financial institutions, as well as governmental entities, in a wide array of disputes, including those involving misrepresentation and breach of warranties claims, fraud, property investment disputes, construction of contractual terms, minority shareholder rights and corporate governance disputes. Gray is also experienced in representing entities with energy interests, including oil majors and minors (in upstream and downstream matters), drilling companies, solar and other renewable energy companies, on matters involving exploration rights, profit share agreements, JOA disputes, seismic operations, supply disagreements, pipeline sharing rights, swaps and commodities joint ventures. He has also handled a variety of other commercial litigation, non-contentious matters and internal investigations.A graduate from Clare College, Cambridge, Gray practiced at Dewey & LeBoeuf since 2000. He is a member of several professional groups, including Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International Bar Association, and Lincoln’s Inn. A frequent author and lecturer, he has given seminars for the BPP Law School LLM program.