Gordon is a Partner of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration with DWF (Middle East) LLP in the DIFC, Dubai. Gordon has extensive and wide-ranging experience in all types of international commercial and investment arbitration in both common- and civil law jurisdictions, having acted as advising counsel and arbitrator under most leading institutional arbitration rules (including the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ADCCAC, GAFTA, GCC, SCC and JAMS arbitration rules) and ad hoc in arbitrations seated in the US, Europe and the Middle East in relation to a variety of industry sectors, including private equity, banking and finance, construction/real estate, commodities, hospitality, travel/leisure, cosmetics, IT, telecoms, oil & gas, shipping etc. Gordon has also been appointed to the CIETAC, ADCCAC and CRCICA Panel of Arbitrators and admitted as an advocate to the DIFC Courts.
Gordon also has relevant antitrust law experience. He served a training period with the late Merger Task Force of the Directorate-General of Competition of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, and trained with former Advocate-General Jacobs and Judges Jaeger and Azisi of the European Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg as well as the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, France.
Gordon holds an LL.B (Hons) from the LSE, London; a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Inns of Court School of Law, London; a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College, London, and an LL.M in European Litigation from the University of Luxembourg and the University Robert Schuman, Strasbourg. He also holds an MPhil in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, Austria, and attended the ENA, Strasbourg, France, as an élève étranger. Gordon has been awarded a doctorate by the Law Faculty of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Gordon is a regular speaker on international arbitration at conferences and seminars world-wide, including in Europe, the US and the Middle East. He has held teaching positions in international arbitration at the University of Southampton, England, and is an approved tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London/Dubai. Gordon is fluent in English, French, German and Spanish and speaks intermediate Italian and Japanese.
Gordon is an Honorary Citizen of Utsunomia, Tokyo.
Assignments representative of Gordon’s work as Counsel include: