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Vince has substantial experience in all types of Middle Eastern work including banking and finance, debt capital markets, structuring and joint ventures, corporate finance and acquisitions, funds, trade finance, regulatory and project finance work.


  • University of Queensland, Bachelor of Laws, (Hons)
  • University of New South Wales, MBA
  • CSA, Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice
  • University of Queensland, Bachelor of Arts

  • Australia
  • England and Wales

Independent Legal and Industry Ratings

  • Vincent Gordon of Reed Smith has an established practice built from his extensive experience in the UAE. One client said he is an approachable guy, and very good in terms of giving responses quickly. He is regularly instructed to assist with syndicated loans and project finance (Chambers Global 2017)
  • Reed Smith recently handled acquisition, aircraft and project financings, as well as restructurings. Middle East managing partner Vince Gordon has ‘good experience in the way business is done in the UAE’. Reed Smith’s recent highlights include advising on corporate restructurings, acquisitions as well as contractual and regulatory matters and Vince Gordon is a main contact. (Legal 500 2017).
  • Vincent Gordon of Reed Smith assists lenders and borrowers on corporate and development finance; he also advises on regulatory issues. Clients have high regard for his excellent technical knowledge, commercial awareness and client service.(Chambers Global 2016)
  • Vincent Gordon manages Reed Smith's Middle East practice and has a vast array of experience in acting on corporate and financial transactions. Finance for energy and infrastructure projects is a particular area of focus. (Chambers Global 2015)
  • Reed Smith’s Vince Gordon is ‘capable of meeting tight deadlines and has good market knowledge’. The team receives a steady stream of instructions from Union National Bank, and recently advised it on an aircraft financing for Etihad. (Legal 500 2015)
  • Reed Smith’s clients are quick to highlight the ‘accessibility, responsiveness and capability’ of Vince Gordon. (Legal 500 2013)

Company directorships and non-executive appointments

  • Range Developments and related companies (hotel development group)
  • Frontier Resources Group’s Investment Committee (private Africa focused resources fund)
  • Frontier Services Group Limited (Africa focused logistics group)
  • Henry Morgan Limited and related companies (listed Australian investment company)