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About Sarah-Jane Fick

Sarah-Jane is a senior associate in our Global Project Disputes Practice.

Sarah-Jane focuses her practise on commercial and construction disputes arising from the delivery of major infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects. She has advised clients in complex, high-value international arbitrations under many of the major arbitration rules (including the ICC, UNICTRAL, LCIA, SIAC, DIAC and ADCAAC Rules), with a variety of international seats. Sarah-Jane has been appointed tribunal secretary in SIAC and DIAC proceedings, and has experienced arbitration from the perspective of in-house counsel through a secondment with an international energy company.   

Sarah-Jane sits on the Editorial Board of the International Bar Association’s Arbitration Committee, and is a member of the Society of Construction Law, International Bar Association and Arbitral Women. Sarah-Jane co-authors the UAE chapter of the ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration and has published a chapter on the use of technology in construction disputes in the Sweet & Maxwell textbook ‘Dealing with Delay and Disruption on Construction Disputes’.

She is admitted to practise law in England and Wales, and is a registered Foreign Legal Practitioner in Dubai, Singapore and Australia (Victoria).


Recent work

  • Advising a joint venture consisting of construction and engineering companies in DIAC arbitration proceedings concerning a US$multi-billion dispute regarding the construction of a major international airport in the Middle East.
  • Advising a multi-national engineering company in relation to ICC proceedings arising in relation to a contract for the design, engineering, procurement and construction of a complex fertiliser plant in Africa. 
  • Advising an international engineering company in relation to multiple contracts relating to works across two Middle Eastern airports.
  • Advising a multi-national corporation in relation to various contractual issues relating to its business operations in West Asia.
  • Providing settlement and pre-action advice to a Saudi Arabian Employer in respect of various contractual issues relating to a recycling and metal processing plant.
  • Advising a Saudi Arabian company on various contractual issues arising in respect of its operation in Indonesia.


  • 2013 Admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • 2010 Distinction in Legal Practitioner's Certificate, BPP Law School, London
  • 2009 Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Public International Law, cum laude, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • 2008 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Durham University, UK