Patrick Bourke is the Head of our Middle East practice and is based in Dubai. He is a dispute resolution lawyer and is also Head of our Middle East dispute resolution and litigation team.
Patrick specialises in arbitration, commercial litigation and ADR, acting on insolvency, fraud, banking, construction and real estate cases. He also advises on all aspects of corporate governance and risk management. In addition, Patrick has skills in a number of practice areas such as Dubai International Financial Centre employment law.
Patrick has full rights of audience before the DIFC Courts and is a member of the DIFC Court Users Committee and Chair of the DIFC Court Rules Sub-Committee.
Patrick has a broad experience of contractual disputes including shareholder, construction and real estate matters, corporate disputes and regulatory matters. Patrick appears before the Dubai World Tribunal and on DIAC, LCIA, ICC and ad hoc arbitrations. Patrick acts for master developers, developers and contractors. He also acts for financial institutions on dispute, restructuring mandates and DFSA regulatory investigations.
Chambers Global 2016 notes that “Sources affirm Patrick Bourke's "strong reputation in commercial arbitration" and enthuse that "he is an outstanding lawyer who is remarkably hands-on - amazing given he is a partner heading a big team"”.
Patrick is English and Hong Kong qualified.
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