Katherine, an associate in the London office, is a dual-qualified English solicitor and New York attorney who specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration. She has experience working on high-value and complex arbitrations governed by a variety of arbitration rules and across several sectors, including energy and mining. Katherine has represented clients in disputes against a number of States in the CIS region, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Her recent experience includes:

  • Acting for an oil and gas major in an ad hoc arbitration with a South East Asian State relating to claims under two concession agreements
  • Acting for a consortium of oil and gas majors in an ICC arbitration with a Middle Eastern State concerning claims under a PSC
  • Acting for a global mining company in an ad hoc arbitration with an East Asian State involving contractual tax stability claims
  • Advising a financial services provider on the merits of a potential investment treaty claim
  • Acting for a consortium of oil and gas majors in an ad hoc arbitration with a West African State-owned oil company concerning cost recovery and breaches of a PSC
  • Acting for oil and gas companies in an LCIA arbitration with a regional government in the Middle East, successfully defending counterclaims worth several billion dollars
  • Acting for an oil and gas major in an SCC arbitration with a State in the CIS region concerning claims under a PSC

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 arbitrations under the SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules. She originally trained as a lawyer at the Brussels Bar and has three years of prior commercial litigation experience before the Belgian courts.