UK based law firm, Gateley expands dispute resolution services in the region, with the appointment of a legal director for Middle East and Africa.
Gateley law firm has appointed a new legal director for a share of the “untapped opportunities” of professional services in Kenya and support its continued expansion of commercial dispute resolution service provision across the region.
Tonderai Nyandoro, who will be based at the firm’s Dubai office and will work closely with the recently appointed International Arbitration heads Kieran McCarthy and Michael Lightfoot in London, joins the professional services business as legal director for international arbitration, commercial litigation, and regulatory investigations.
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Tonderai will support in managing the strategic oversight for services including complex arbitration, sovereign-related disputes and litigation cases spanning various jurisdictions in sectors such as energy, fintech, and banking.
“I’m looking forward to working with Richard Healey, as well as Kieran and Michael, to deliver an enhanced international dispute resolution service offering to clients, including those based in Dubai,” Nyandoro said.
According to Richard Healey, partner and head of Gateley’s Business Services platform the appointment reflects the law firms “enhanced international dispute resolution service offering” to clients, including those based in Dubai.
“Tonderai’s appointment is an example of how our provision of services across dispute resolution and international recovery continues to expand. Based in Dubai, Tonderai will help to provide an active presence in markets across the Middle East and Africa,” said Healey.
A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nyandoro has more than eight years’ experience acting for clients in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations, including at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Prior to joining Gateley, he spent more than five years at Taylor Wessing LLP (Dubai Branch) as a mid-level associate with the International Commercial Arbitration, Investor-State Disputes and Commercial Litigation group.