Gabriel specialises in shipping and maritime law. Primarily a transactional shipping lawyer (ship financing, sale and purchase of ships, vessel registration and corporate structuring of ship-owning and general trading entities), he also represents parties in maritime arbitration and litigation.
He acts for diverse parties in the maritime industry including banks, ship owners, charterers, P&I clubs, cargo owners, bunker suppliers as well as commodities and trading houses. He also possesses linguistic skills reflective of the maritime industry’s international character, enabling him to communicate effectively with clients and counsel from various jurisdictions.
- Acting for a Government of an Emirate in a project to develop, operate and manage existing and new ports.
- Acting for a major Saudi Arabian bank to de-register existing securities and register new ship mortgages over four tugs in Saudi Arabia to secure a facility of approximately USD30 million.
- Representing parties in ship sale and purchase transactions as well as escrow arrangements.
- Representing parties to incorporate entities in Panama, Liberia, the Marshall Islands and Seychelles, as well as advising on corporate structuring of ship-owning and general trading entities.
- Acting for and advising UAE banks on enforcement of ship mortgages in the UAE.
- Advising companies on carriage and transportation by sea implications arising from the Qatari blockade.
- Advising a USA company of major exchanges and clearing houses on title and delivery of oil products in the UAE.
- Advising a German car manufacturer on autonomous vehicles regulation in the UAE.
- Acting for a DMCC company in ad hoc arbitrations against a Danish shipping company in contract of affreightment and voyage charterparty disputes.
- Acting for a UAE ship owner against a Korean shipping conglomerate in a time charterparty dispute.
2014 – Bachelor of Law, University of Manchester, UK
2016 – Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore