News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Event 31 Mar. 2021
Claudia Frutos-Peterson Speaks at Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration’s India ADR Week
Article 20 Jul. 2021
Partner Emanuella Agostinelli authors article on Italian Insolvency during COVID-19 in International Corporate Rescue.
Client Alert 14 Jul. 2021
International Insight: Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership in 2021 – General EU Perspective – Alert 2 of the Series
Client Alert 26 Jul. 2021
Courts are Demanding Environmental Care
Article 19 Jul. 2021
Partner Antonio M. Prida Commemorates Curtis’ 30 Year History in Mexico in Voces Mexico Article Series
News 22 Jun. 2021
Curtis appointed as legal partner of the Commissioner for Italian participation in Expo Dubai 2021
News 26 Jul. 2021
Curtis' Private Client Group and Attorneys Recognized in the 2021 Chambers High-Net-Worth Guide.
Client Alert 07 Jul. 2021
International Insight: Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership in 2021 – International and US Perspectives – Alert 1 of the Series
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
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Antonia Birt is a partner in the International Arbitration group. She represents clients at every stage of complex and high-value commercial and construction disputes.
Ms. Birt has a broad range of experience from settlement negotiation, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods, to formal dispute resolution proceedings and enforcements. She represents state, domestic and multinational clients in a variety of industry sectors including oil and gas, energy, real estate, and distribution.
Ms. Birt has acted on arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Dubai International Financial Centre and the London Court of International Arbitration (DIFC-LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), seated in the major arbitral centers as well as various GCC jurisdictions. She has acted under numerous governing laws, including those of the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Ms. Birt also acts as arbitrator in commercial disputes.
Ms. Birt has experience advising on the typically complex issues which arise on major construction and engineering projects. She has advised clients involved in various major projects, including oil and gas, energy, power and water, infrastructure as well as high-rise developments. Ms. Birt also advises on expert determination proceedings and other forms of resolving construction and engineering disputes prior to commencing formal dispute resolution proceedings.
Ms. Birt has advised clients under investigation by the World Bank, the UK Serious Fraud Office, and various EU competition authorities. She has represented clients before the regulatory bodies, led internal investigations, led compliance training and advised clients with respect to internal compliance procedures.
Ms. Birt has a decade's worth of experience in the Middle East, and is very active in the dispute resolution community, partaking in seminars and publications. She has presented at a range of conferences such as the GAR Live in Abu Dhabi, GAR Interactive in Dubai, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International Conference (ICDR Y&I), the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum Conference (ICC YAF), the Young Members Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Conference (CIArb), among others. Ms. Birt is on the steering committees of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Young Attorneys in International Dispute Resolution program (CPR-Y-ADR) and the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations; co-chair for the MENA Sub-Committee of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, and member of the international advisory board of Pakistan’s Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration Young Arbitration Group (CIICA YAG). Since 2019, Ms. Birt also teaches an arbitration practicum course to LLM students at the Pantheon Sorbonne-Assas University Paris II in Dubai.
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Event 27 May. 2021
Curtis Partners Speak at the Fifth ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration
Event 12 Nov. 2020
Partner Antonia Birt to moderate a panel for the GAR Dubai Arbitration Week 2020