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Andrew Gurney

Andrew Gurney

Partner - UK and Senior Legal Consultant - UAE

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Expertise

Andrew is a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience supporting a global client base. He specialises in helping companies expand internationally; offering his expertise with Intellectual Property (IP) protection, trademark registration, the establishment of overseas/foreign legal entities, and advising on regulatory and statutory compliance as well as constructing distribution, reseller, and partnering agreements. Andrew has counseled well-established, longstanding global brands including Coca-Cola. He has worked with start-ups, SMEs as well as large US Defense contractors for entry, business formations, contract and legal support into the Middle East, in particular the UAE and Iraq.

Based between UK and UAE where he is a General Counsel, Andrew has a wealth of international experience majoring on corporate law, global jurisdictions and cross-border regulations to effectively counsel on business formation and contractual agreements. As a UAE resident, he brings a deep understanding of the cultures, sensitivities, and complexities of doing business in the Middle East.

Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in legal practice. He is skilled in Negotiation, Management, Regulatory Law, Aviation, International Commercial contracts, Immigration and Corporate Compliance, Risk Management, Drafting, and research. Andrew also has a deep understanding of criminal and regulatory law within the UAE and has represented numerous British expats within the UAE.

Experience Highlights

Representing numerous US and European countries entering the Middle East Market, ensuring correct company formation, agreements, and adherence to all local regulations.

Vast experience in foreign military sales and US defence sector registration and compliance within the Middle East.

Career History

  • Ewings & Co Solicitors June 2003-Jan 2006
  • Berry & Lambert Solicitors Jan 2006-June 2008
  • Gurney Harden Solicitors July 2008 Dec 2019
  • NFI Law  March 2020

Previous Law Firm

  • NFI Law, Dubai

Education

  • LLB (hons) University of East Anglia
  • Legal Practice Course University of Law, Bloomsbury

Professional Membership

  • Law Society