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31 October 2023
Senior Associate | Reed Smith

Alison Eslick

Alison is a disputes lawyer with a focus on international arbitration for major infrastructure projects. Practising in Dubai since 2008, Alison advises local and international clients on complex cross border disputes in the UAE and foreign jurisdictions covering a range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, construction, hospitality, real estate, and renewables.

Alison has advised on disputes involving projects (solar hydrogen, desalination, natural gas, irrigation, sewage treatment, mixed use developments, commercial, residential and entertainment venues) in Qatar, Oman, UAE, South America, Africa and the Caribbean under a range of procedural laws (England & Wales, Swiss, UAE, DIFC) and arbitral rules (ICC, LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC, LCAM, and UNCITRAL).

Alison is passionate about ESG and in 2022 completed her Business Sustainability Management credential with Cambridge University’s Institute of Sustainability Leadership. Alison sits on Reed Smith’s global Green Team and its Working Group for Greener Arbitrations. In 2023, Alison led Reed Smith’s summer-internship program for school and university students and moderated Reed Smith and HKA’s webinar “Pay it Forward, Why Mentoring and Male Allyship Matter for Women in the Construction Industry”. Alison sits on Regent International School’s Advisory Committee (“RISAC”) and is a member and volunteer for Dubai based ocean conservation non-profit, AZRAQ