K&L Gates Hires Leading International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Partner in Dubai Office

22 May 2018
Dubai - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added arbitration and dispute resolution partner Jonathan Sutcliffe to its Dubai office. He has been based in Dubai for over eight years and joins K&L Gates from Baker Botts LLP.

Having previously worked in London, Houston, and New York, Sutcliffe advises clients across a broad range of international arbitration, dispute resolution, and litigation matters as well as investor-state disputes and joint venture disputes. His experience spans a number of sectors including energy, infrastructure, and resources, construction, real estate, hospitality, defense, and insurance.

“K&L Gates has an impressive reputation across a number of key sectors where I am also focused,” said Sutcliffe. “I am looking forward to working with the existing team and contributing to the growth of both the Dubai office and the international arbitration and dispute resolution team. Joining their platform opens up a number of exciting business opportunities for me.”

Neal Brendel, administrative partner and head of disputes for K&L Gates’ Dubai office, stated: “Jonathan’s substantial breadth and depth of experience as both an advocate and arbitrator in dispute resolution and international arbitration, including appearances before all the major international and regional arbitration centers as well as the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) Courts, adds immediate strength and capacity to our team locally and globally.”

Sutcliffe’s arrival follows K&L Gates’ recent ranking in Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 30 as well as a series of other lawyer additions in the firm’s international arbitration, litigation, and dispute resolution practices during the first five months of 2018. These have included the energy disputes and arbitration team of partners Jeremy Farr, Charles Lockwood, and Clare Kempkens in London; construction disputes and arbitration partner Luca Sommariva in Milan; a five-lawyer energy team in Texas; commercial litigation partner John Rothermich in Portland; insurance coverage partner Jonathan Cohen in Washington, D.C.; and intellectual property litigation partners Susan Kayser and C.J. Fahy in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, respectively. With more than 500 lawyers in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, K&L Gates’ global disputes team has the breadth, depth of experience, and sophistication to successfully address even the most complex and difficult engagements across almost any business sector.
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