Raymond Kisswany is a senior associate based in Dubai with extensive experience in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. He specialises in advising international businesses on complex commercial issues with a focus on international trade, logistics and transport. He has broad ranging experience advising various international commercial sectors, including trade financing institutions, insurance, maritime, aviation, energy, infrastructure, mining, manufacturing, technology, hospitality and retail. Raymond’s practice also includes advising on joint ventures, shareholder and distribution agreement related matters. He regularly represents clients in international commercial arbitration and litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution forums. He is fluent in Arabic.
Raymond is regularly featured in speaking engagements and publications discussing recent legal developments and their practical implications on various commercial sectors. In particular, he is the co-author of the UAE chapter for Shipping & International Trade Law (2015) as well as several UAE chapters for the Getting the Deal Through series, which include Trade & Customs (2018), Dispute Resolution (2019) and Complex Commercial Litigation (2019).
Raymond is admitted to practice in New York as well as being registered with the Dubai Legal Affairs Department and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts.