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Richard Clarke
Office 27-01, Level 27
ICD Brookfield DIFC
P.O. Box 506778, Dubai, UAE
+971 4 454 3908

Richard Clarke is an English barrister focused on resolving international commercial disputes, typically involving complex cross-border claims, civil fraud, and asset recovery. He also advises corporations, financial institutions, sovereign states, and individuals on the monetization and dilution of high value claims, financial instruments, judgments, and arbitral awards.

Mr. Clarke has acted in complex litigation in the High Court in London, DIFC Courts, ADGM Courts, and Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).  His international arbitration portfolio includes claims and awards rendered under many of the major arbitral institutions and rules (ICC, LCIA, DIAC, ICSID, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, and LMAA). 

He has been based in the Middle East for over seven years, and has been recognized by the Legal 500 as a “star in the making”, with “good legal judgment”, and having “made a major impact in the region”.


  • Barrister, England & Wales
  • Part II, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts
  • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Courts


  • BPP Law School, BVC
  • Warwick University, LLM
  • Cardiff University, LLB


  • Legal 500: Arbitration and International Litigation Rising Star (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Gray’s Inn: Lord Justice Holker Scholar (2009)

“Richard Clarke shows great promise as a very able administrator of any major piece of litigation. He has good legal judgement.”

– Legal 500

“Richard Clarke is a star in the making and has made a major impact in the region.”

– Legal 500

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