Biography

Gabriel specialises in transport and international trade. He acts for diverse parties in the maritime and logistics industries including financial institutions, ship owners, charterers, insurers, cargo owners, bunker suppliers, ship managers and operators, as well as commodities and trading houses. Gabriel possesses linguistic skills reflective of the maritime industry’s international character, enabling him to communicate effectively with clients and counsel from various jurisdictions.

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Recent Experience

  • Acting for a Saudi shipyard on a concession over a maritime complex poised to be the largest in the world.
  • Advising consultants of a Saudi government agency on transportation laws ranging from roads, rail and maritime matters.
  • Acting for a Government of an Emirate in a project to develop, operate and manage existing and new ports.
  • Acting for a Saudi Arabian bank to de-register existing securities and register new ship mortgages over four tugs in Saudi Arabia.
  • Acting for Chinese ship owners to withdraw and re-possess two vessels abandoned by Saudi charterers.
  • Representing parties in ship sale and purchase transactions as well as escrow arrangements.
  • 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.
  • Representing parties to incorporate entities in Panama, Liberia, the Marshall Islands, Seychelles, Singapore, and Malaysia, as well as advising on corporate structuring of ship-owning, oil blending, storage and trading entities in the UAE
  • Acting for and advising UAE banks on enforcement of ship mortgages in the UAE.
  • Acting for various lenders and borrowers on mortgages over UAE-flagged ships or foreign-flagged ships owned by UAE entities, as well as related security documents.

Language(s)

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Cantonese

Education

2020 – Diploma in Ship Finance and Vessel Ownership, Lloyds Maritime Academy

2020 – Diplomas de Español Como Lengua Extranjera (B2 Level), Ministry of Education of Spain

2014 – Bachelors of Law, University of Manchester, UK

Admission

2018 – Legal Consultant registered with the Dubai Ruler’s Court

2016 – Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore