Patric McGonigal Partner

Patric joined Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel as a Legal Director and Head of Arbitration and Common Law.
Patric is a dual qualified barrister (Ireland, non-practising) and solicitor (England & Wales), experienced in a broad range of commercial, international trade, energy, construction & infrastructure, anti-bribery & corruption, shipping & insurance disputes.  He has genuine multi-jurisdictional and multi-cultural experience, having practiced in London for over a decade and over fifteen years in most of the key arbitral jurisdictions in Asia (Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo).
Patric has extensive experience of conducting arbitrations before the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, JCAA, HKIAC, CIETAC, LMAA, FOSFA & GAFTA as well as having handled numerous reported cases in the London Commercial Court and Court of Appeal.
Prior to joining Global, he was a partner at several leading international law firms where he led their regional cross border arbitration practices and was ranked as a leading individual by the various legal directories.  As for the UAE, Patric first worked here in 2000 when he was involved in the Glencore v Metro Trading International dispute concerning the alleged misappropriation of oil from four offshore floating storage/blending vessels off Fujairah.  He is currently advising on several international trade and infrastructure matters.
Professional memberships:
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s Users Council (SIAC)
Member of Singapore International Mediation Centre Specialist Mediator (infrastructure)
Panel member of the Japan International Mediation Centre (JIMC)
Member of the arbitrator panels for the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC); the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA); the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA); the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA); and the Qingdao Arbitration Commission (QDAC)
Panel arbitrator for EU trade disputes for the European Commission
Member of Arbitration Ireland

Contact Details

patric.mcgonigal@globaladvocates.net +971 43277772