Ms. Birt is a partner in the International Arbitration group of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in Dubai. She represents clients at every stage of complex and high-value, construction and commercial disputes. She has a broad range of experience from settlement negotiation, mediation, expert determination and other alternative dispute resolution methods, to formal dispute resolution proceedings and enforcements. She represents state, domestic and multinational clients in the construction and engineering industries, with focus on major oil and gas, energy and infrastructure projects. Ms. Birt also sits as arbitrator, and is active on various international arbitration bodies and think-tanks. She has an LLM from Cambridge University, qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales, and is registered as a foreign practitioner in Dubai.