John Gaffney

John Gaffney

John Gaffney

Senior Counsel at Al Tamimi & Company | Abu Dhabi

John is a Senior Counsel in the Abu Dhabi office of Al Tamimi & Company, where he leads the office’s arbitration team.

John has advised on matters seated around the world under a variety of rules, including the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, and ADCCAC Rules, as well as ad hoc proceedings.

John is admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland and holds degrees from the National University of Ireland and the University of Amsterdam.

John has published extensively, and spoken widely, on international dispute resolution. He is a Member of the ICC Commission for Arbitration and ADR, on the Sounding Board of the Business and Human Rights Arbitration Project, and a Country Reporter for the UAE for the Institute of Transnational Arbitration.  He also teaches a course on international commercial arbitration as part of a Masters Program at the Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi.