Ashley Messick, Managing Partner, GPW Sovereign Debt Advisors – Partner, Dispute Consulting GPW Group
Ashley runs GPW’s Dispute Consulting practice based out of London. She has led a number of high-profile investigations involving debtors originating from Africa, Latin America and Russia/Central Asia. She has tracked down assets and gathered intelligence in some of the world’s most difficult frontier markets, including recent fieldwork in West and Central Africa, the Middle East and Russia. Her work has included cases against former government officials charged with embezzling state funds; multi-year investigations into attachable foreign assets of sovereigns and state-owned companies; unravelling complex fraudulent schemes; and tracing the assets of individual debtors.
Ashley founded and leads GPW’s market-leading business line – GPW Sovereign Debt Advisors – which provides support for sovereign award holders and investors in distressed sovereign debt. SDA provides advisory services and asset assessments, and coordinates syndicated investment for award purchase and enforcement funding.
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.