Our Story

Right from the outset, we wanted to be different by providing a level of service and value that was unmatched locally. This desire has led to continuous growth and has attracted the best talent.

Who Are We

GMCS was initially founded in 2012 as Gordon Moffat Consultancy Services to specialise in dispute resolution, expert services and claims management. Along with fellow founding partners Mark Larkin and Colin Smith, who retired in 2020 [Colin Smith Retires], GMCS is now one of the leading privately owned dispute resolution consultancies in the Middle East.

Gordon Moffat (CEO) is originally from Glasgow, Scotland, and has lived and worked in the Middle East and Africa since 1984. During which time, Gordon has provided expert, contractual, and commercial services to clients engaged in a wide spectrum of prestigious projects around the world. Gordon has managed some of the region’s leading consultancies, including James R Knowles, where he set up and expanded the business for Roger Knowles in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and beyond. It was only through Gordon’s skills, contacts and local knowledge and experience that led to JRK’s success in the Middle East.
Mark Larkin (Managing Director) has worked in Dubai alongside Gordon since 2008 and was the first GMCS employee in 2012. Mark is a highly experienced dispute resolution practitioner specialising in providing strategic guidance and interim commercial direction services to GMCS’s client base. Together with Gordon they form the Executive Board and oversee business operations, supported by a highly experienced Operational Board and GMCS’s large team of consultants and specialists working across the Middle East.
Jointly, they have built a reputation for quality, consistency and objectivity for the company and their business dealings. They have developed a strong team ensuring that GMCS only hire the most capable in the industry resulting in GMCS being one of the world’s leading privately owned dispute resolution consultancies.