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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, GAFTA, GCC, JAMS, SCC, etc.) and ad hoc in arbitrations seated in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East in relation to a variety of industry sectors, including corporate/commercial, information technology, oil & gas, banking & finance etc. Dr. Blanke speaks regularly on international arbitration and has published over 200 books and articles in the field. He is recognised internationally as a leading individual in antitrust arbitration, having, inter alia, authored and edited one of the most authoritative texts in the field, EU and US Antitrust Arbitration: A Handbook for Practitioners, Kluwer International (2011). In his formative years, Dr. Blanke trained with the Competition Directorate of the European Commission in Brussels and served as a stagiaire-référendaire at the European Court of First Instance and the Court of Justice in Luxembourg. In the 2014 and 2015 editions of The Legal 500, Dr. Blanke has been recommended for international arbitration in the UAE and is praised as “very professional” in The Legal 500 2016. He is also recommended, including for construction arbitration, in the Legal 500 EMEA 2019. Dr. Blanke is listed as a leading arbitration specialist in Who’s Who Legal 2016 and Who’s Who Arbitration – Future Leaders 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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