Dr. Gordon Blanke
Gordon Blanke LL.M, PhD, MCIArb is Founding Partner of Blanke Arbitration LLC Dubai/London/Paris. Dr. Blanke has wide-ranging experience in all types of international commercial and investment arbitration in both the common and civil law legal systems, having acted as advising counsel and arbitrator under most leading institutional arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, DIFC- LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC, GCC, JAMS, SCC, etc.) and in ad hoc (incl. GAFTA and LMAA) arbitrations seated in the US, Europe and the Middle East held for a variety of industry sectors, including construction/real estate, corporate, IT, oil & gas, banking & finance, maritime etc.
Dr. Blanke speaks regularly on international arbitration and has published seminal works on arbitration in the Middle East, such as Commentary on the UAE Arbitration Chapter, Thomson Reuters/Sweet & Maxwell (2017); and Arbitration in the MENA, Juris (2016). Dr. Blanke is on the editorial board of a number of leading arbitration journals, including Arbitration, the journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
In the 2014 and 2015 editions of The Legal 500, Dr. Blanke was recommended for international arbitration in the UAE, being praised as "very professional" in the 2016 edition. Dr. Blanke is also recommended for construction arbitration in The Legal 500 EMEA 2019. He is listed as a leading arbitration specialist in Who's Who Legal 2015 and has been recognized in GAR's 2017-2020 editions of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders and in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2021.