Raymond is a Partner at Davidson & Co. and is Head of the firm’s International Trade practice. He has extensive multi-jurisdictional contentious and non-contentious experience and advises clients in various industries. This includes logistics, maritime, commodities, insurance, trade finance, energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, mining and aviation. Raymond also advises clients on sanctions, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery related issues.
Raymond possesses arbitration experience, which includes advocacy experience, across a wide range of arbitral rules, including, LMAA, ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, EMAC, LME, GAFTA, FOSFA, SAL and SMA in arbitrations seated in London, New York, Paris and across the GCC. Moreover, he has been involved in court litigation spanning several jurisdictions, including, the US, Central and Latin America, London, several African jurisdictions and throughout the GCC.
Raymond has been based in Dubai since 2014 having previously worked with an international law firm and a leading UAE law firm. Before Dubai, he practised law in an insurance and logistics law firm in New York City.
Raymond is a UK and US educated lawyer, qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in England and Wales and an Attorney-at-Law in New York. He has native spoken and reading fluency in Arabic. He is the co-author of the UAE chapter for Shipping & International Trade by Thomson Reuters as well as the chapters on Trade & Customs, Dispute Resolution, and Complex Commercial Litigation for the Getting the Deal Through series. In 2018, Raymond was shortlisted for the DIFC Young Lawyer of the Year Award.Get In Touch