Christopher Gunson is a partner based in the Dubai office.  He represents numerous multinational companies on all aspects of business in the Middle East region. This work includes commercial transactions, strategic investments, joint ventures, and regulatory compliance.

He is fluent in Japanese and much of his practice involves representing and advising Japanese businesses on matters in the Middle East region.

In addition to his corporate and commercial work, Chris conducts substantial work in the oil and gas sector, and he is a frequent author and commentator in news media concerning developments in the oil and gas sector in Abu Dhabi and Iraq.

Admissions
New York, 3rd Department, 2007

Education

  • B.A., Rutgers University, 2003
  • Ritsumeikan University, attended 2001-2003
  • J.D., Rutgers Law School, 2006

Recognition
Chambers Global 2022 Chambers Global 2022

Notable Practitioner for Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts in the UAE – 2022

Legal 500 Legal 500

Recommended Lawyer for Corporate, Commercial and M&A, Leading Firm in the UAE – 2021, 2022

Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters

Asian Legal Business (ALB) MENA Super 50 Lawyers – 2021, 2022

In-House Community In-House Community

Commended External Counsel of the Year – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

KEY PRACTICE AREAS

Christopher Gunson represents multinational companies on all aspects of business in the Middle East. Much of his practice involves advising Japanese businesses on matters like strategic investments, joint ventures, and regulatory compliance.

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