Antonia Birt has joined the partnership at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in Dubai. Antonia was formerly a senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She acts as counsel and advocate in commercial and construction arbitrations for state, national and multi-national clients, with a focus on energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, engineering and distribution. Antonia has acted under the key arbitral rules, including the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC and UNCITRAL Rules. She also sits as arbitrator. Antonia is admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales and speaks English, German and Russian. She is a member of the CPR’s Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) Steering Committee, the international advisory board to the Young Arbitration Group of Pakistan’s CIICA, and a ‘Pledge Champion’ for the MENA region for the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge.