DUBAI – Reed Smith partner Antonia Birt won the Arbitration Lawyer of the Year category at the 2024 LexisNexis Women in Law Awards.

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Birt is a member of the firm’s Global Commercial Disputes Group and is based in Dubai. With over a decade of experience in the Middle East, she has a broad commercial disputes practice in a variety of industry sectors including oil and gas, energy and water, construction and engineering, project development, distribution and M&A.

She advises on the full cycle of complex, high-value commercial and construction disputes, from settlement negotiations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution methods to formal dispute resolution proceedings and enforcement.

Birt has represented state, national and multinational clients in arbitrations and DIFC court litigations. She has experience acting under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC, ICDR and UNCITRAL, with seats in the major arbitral centres as well as various Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) jurisdictions, and subject to numerous governing laws. These include those of the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the laws of England and Wales.

The Women in Law Awards celebrate the achievements and innovations in legal practice of women in the GCC region.

Birt has also been shortlisted in the Rising Star category at the Chambers Middle East Awards, which take place in Dubai on 7 March.