John P. McGowan Jr. Legal Counsel and Founder, JPM Legal Advisors Worldwide Ltd. AmCham Member for 27 years, currently Individual Member U.S. Citizen
John P. McGowan Jr. has lived and worked in Abu Dhabi for over 20 years. He is Of Counsel at the Abu Dhabi office of Global Advocacy & Legal Counsel. Previously he was a Senior Legal Consultant with Qasimi Law Partners MENA and was head of the Legal Consultation Department of Emirates International Law Firm. John has extensive knowledge and experience in arbitrations conducted pursuant to the laws and procedures of the U.A.E. In addition, he provides counsel to clients in the energy and construction sectors, on a wide variety of legal matters. He has in-depth knowledge of issues arising from oil/gas concession agreements, oil/gas exploration, development and production sharing agreements, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts. John also practices business and corporate law generally, serving as an outside legal advisor for select corporate clients. John is a founding member of AmCham Abu Dhabi and serves on the Board of Directors as corporate secretary. He chairs the Legal Affairs Committee and is active on the U.S. Public Affairs and Membership Committee. John holds a Bachelor degree in Philosophy from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.