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Ashley Messick

Partner, Dispute Consulting

Ashley runs GPW’s Asset Tracing & Enforcement practice. Ashley is an acknowledged expert in asset tracing and global investigations. She has worked with the world’s leading law firms and corporate counsel on complex commercial disputes. Ashley is regularly engaged to gather evidence in support of LCIA, ICC, ICSID and SCC proceedings. She also advises clients in sensitive board-level investigations related to malfeasance and fraud as well as in the midst of hostile situations.

Recent work includes:
  • Enforcement against sovereigns and State-Owned Entities (‘SOE’) including seizing fuel while in transit, obtaining security over shares in European companies and freezing of bank accounts held by SOEs;
  • Testifying in the English High Court as the only material witness in an application to sustain a charging order over a UK property which was upheld based largely on her testimony;
  • Providing intelligence-led advice on negotiation strategy against a national oil company alongside developing an evidential basis for launching arbitration proceedings.
Ashley is a graduate of McGill University in Canada and has a Masters degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She studied Arabic in Damascus.