Bryan Dayton Enhances Squire Patton Boggs’ Dubai Office

Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs is bolstering its International Dispute Resolution (IDR) Practice with the addition of Bryan Dayton (pictured) as Of Counsel in its Dubai office. Dayton, a seasoned legal practitioner specializing in international arbitration and litigation. With over 19 years of experience, Dayton brings a wealth of expertise to the firm 

Having held key positions at renowned firms such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Shearman & Sterling, and Obeid & Partners, Dayton has a distinguished career representing clients in international commercial arbitrations and investor-state arbitrations. His specialization extends to handling complex construction and commercial disputes across various industries, including chemicals, power plants, steel, oil and gas, and agriculture. 

Dayton has transitioned from practicing law in the United States to Dubai nearly a decade ago. During his tenure in the US, he successfully represented clients before US courts and administrative agencies, including the US Supreme Court, providing him with invaluable insight into the US legal system. 

Thomas Wilson, Managing Partner of the firm’s UAE office and head of its construction and arbitration practices in the Middle East, expressed his confidence in Dayton’s appointment, highlighting his esteemed reputation and proven track record. Wilson emphasized Dayton’s potential to enhance the firm’s capabilities and provide exceptional service to its clients. 

Stephen Anway, Global Co-Leader of the IDR Practice, underscored the significance of expanding the Middle East team and welcomed Dayton as a valuable addition to the firm’s market-leading team.  

In response to his appointment, Bryan Dayton expressed his enthusiasm for joining Squire Patton Boggs’ dynamic team and contributing to the firm’s continued success in the Middle East.  

Dayton’s addition to the Dubai office aligns with the firm’s recent efforts to strengthen its presence in the region, following the recruitment of Corporate and M&A partner Omar Momany and Financial Services partner Nima Fath. At the end of last year, Squire Patton Boggs obtained its law license in Saudi Arabia and opened an office in Beirut.