Katherine is a dual-qualified lawyer, specialising in international commercial arbitration and investor-State disputes. She has experience of working on high-value and complex arbitrations governed by a variety of arbitration rules, including ICC, LCIA, SIAC, SCC, UNCITRAL and WIPO, and across several industries, including the energy sector.
Prior to joining Three Crowns, Katherine was a legal counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre where she handled the administration of over 100 international commercial arbitrations, including emergency arbitrations. She further has three years of prior commercial litigation experience before the Belgian courts.
Katherine’s recent experience includes representing various leading oil & gas companies in disputes against several States in the CIS region and Africa, relating to matters such as tax, production sharing and cost recovery. She was also part of the team that successfully defended clients against multi-billion dollar counterclaims from the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq.
Katherine received her legal education at Stanford Law School, Ghent University Law Faculty and American University Washington College of Law, and holds a further Master’s degree from the University of Brussels’ Institute for European Studies. She is fluent in English and Dutch, and proficient in French. She is a member of the New York Bar and the Brussels Bar.