Gayle E. Hanlon Attorney
Of Counsel

#31, Level 3, Gate Village

Building 4, DIFC

Dubai, UAE

+971 (0) 4 4019809

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Ms. Hanlon is licensed to practice law in New York, where she is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and is a licensed barrister before the DIFC courts. She earned her J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, where she was Law Journal Editor, and her A.B., cum laude, from Stanford University, California. She also completed studies in European Community Law and ECSC Law at Freie Universität in Berlin. She is an American English speaker and is fluent in both German and French, with a good working knowledge of Spanish.

Among her early career successes, Ms. Hanlon was involved in a major antitrust litigation case brought by two U.S. manufacturers against her client, a major Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer, that went before the U.S. Supreme Court before being dismissed. She also successfully brought an arbitration on behalf of a major German corporate partner of a join venture in a substantial construction law dispute before the AAA in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Hanlon is most proud of her involvement in the successful conclusion of several joint ventures throughout the People’s Republic of China, India, Brazil, and Mexico and the securitization of a Euro 2 billion leasing portfolio of a major U.S. carmaker in Germany.


  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law, Colorado
  • A.B., cum laude, Stanford University, California
  • Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany


  • New York Bar
  • Dubai International Financial Centre

Professional Leadership

  • New York State Bar Association


  • English: native
  • German: fluent speaking, reading, and writing
  • French: fluent speaking, reading, and writing
  • Spanish: working knowledge



  • The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations: A Comparison of Cross-cultural Issues and Successful Approaches, American Bar Association, 2009, James R. Silkenat, Jeffrey M. Aresty, Jacqueline Klosek Ed., Gayle E. Hanlon, Chapter 42, “International Business Negotiations in Saudi Arabia,” page 841.