Antonia BirtAntonia Birt

Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai


Antonia is an arbitration specialist based in Dubai with over 8 years’ experience in the Middle East, having qualified as a solicitor with Freshfields (London).Antonia has been appointed as sole arbitrator in arbitration proceedings in the Middle East and acted as secretary to arbitral tribunals. She has acted as counsel and advocate in commercial and construction arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC and UNCITRAL rules representing state, national and multi-national clients in complex cross-border disputes with a focuson major projects, energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, and distribution sectors. She also advises on various alternative dispute resolution methods including
mediation, expert determination and informal settlement proceedings.She has also recently been enrolled on CRCICA’s panel of arbitrators, and is being considered as arbitrator
by the DIFC-LCIA.Antonia has completed a three year term as events coordinator with Young ICCA, as part of which she organised the first Young ICCA event in Pakistan.


Dimitris KatsikisDimitris Katsikis

Associate, Shearman & Sterling, Singapore


Dimitris has advised on a wide variety of matters, including oil and gas, electricity, mining, joint venture, and ship-building disputes. He has worked on both investment and commercial arbitrations, doing so under ICC, LCIA, LMAA, CRCICA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, and ICSID Rules, and has experience in litigation related to arbitration. Dimitris also has various published articles on arbitration to his name. He has presented on and taught aspects of investment and commercial arbitration to students and practitioners alike.


Jocelyn Lim Yean TseJocelyn Lim Yean Tse

Partner, Skrine, Malaysia


Jocelyn focuses on construction and engineering disputes. Her clients include foreign multinationals and local companies. She also advises on and is well-versed in all major standard forms of construction and consultancy contract, including FIDIC, PAM, JKR or Public Works Department (PWD), CIDB, IEM and BEM forms, and on a wide range of bespoke construction contracts. Her practice includes advising on issues relating to consultants, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers.Jocelyn sits as an adjudicator and is a panel adjudicator and arbitrator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC).


Murphy MokMurphy Mok

Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales) Herbert Smith Freehills, Hong Kong


Murphy is a solicitor qualified in England & Wales and Australia (New South Wales). Murphy has extensive experience in advising major Chinese and international clients in the power, oil and gas and transport sectors on complex construction and infrastructure projects across Asia, Middle East, Africa and South America. His work covers both non-contentious and contentious construction matters, with a focus on international arbitration. Murphy is also qualified as Tribunal Secretary at the HKIAC and has been appointed as tribunal secretary in international arbitration.Murphy is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.


Rick GalRick Gal

Senior Associate, Allen &Overy, London


Rick has acted for a range of corporate and State clients in cross-border commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the major institutional rules, including the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, CIArb and ICSID Arbitration Rules. He has acted on a broad range of disputes, with a particular focus on disputes in the energy and natural resources sector.Rick also has experience of litigation before the English and Indian courts, acting in administrative proceedings and providing advice to clients in anticipation of dispute proceedings. Rick is currently advising two corporate clients in a London seated commercial arbitration against the Government of India and has acted for the Government of Pakistan in separate ICSID, ICC and CIArb arbitrations against two separate investors.


Saadia_BhattySaadia Bhatty

Advocat au Barreau de Paris, Gide, London


Saadia is admitted to the New York Bar and as an Avocat au Bureau de Paris. She is counsel in the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) team of Gide’s London office and advises and represents States and private entities, in particular in international commercial and investment arbitrations and other public international law matters.Saadia has specific experience in the energy, oil & gas and construction sectors, especially in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.Prior to working for Gide in London, she worked for Gide in Paris and global law firms’ international arbitration and public international law practices in London and New York.A graduate from Harvard Law School, the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Saadia regularly writes articles, lectures in top universities, trains private practitioners and government
officials, and speaks at conferences in international arbitration across the globe.

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