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Richard Gimblett

Resident Managing Partner (Dubai)


Level 8, Building 6
Emaar Square, Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 53934 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Office Telephone: +971 4 423 0555
Office Fax: +971 4 425 7941

Direct Dial (Dubai): +971 50 451 3639 Download VCard

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Richard is the Resident Managing Partner of HFW's Middle East Dubai office and specialises in aviation, travel law and commercial litigation.

A past in-house legal adviser at the UK CAA, Richard's practice includes both aviation liability and regulatory issues, as well as aviation and space insurance coverage matters. He also has experience in travel and tourism law.

Richard's experience includes acting as lead partner in a number of high profile aviation claims.

Richard is described as "a very capable litigator" (Legal 500 UK 2012) with "deep expertise in and understanding of aviation issues" (Chambers UK 2013). He is also listed in The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers 2013.

Richard is qualified in England and Wales.


The firm's Dubai office opened in 2006 and has grown significantly over the years.

Now with 13 partners, 1 legal director and 26 associates, the office offers both GCC clients and international clients with operations in the region an integrated service covering dispute resolution, transactions and regulation across a number of industry sectors. Our team of lawyers, many of whom are Arabic speakers, come from diverse backgrounds and have a strong understanding of and established working relationships with government departments, regulatory bodies, agencies and locally qualified lawyers throughout the GCC region. Our experience shows that this facilitates the faster resolution of any difficulties our clients face.

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