I am a senior associate in Fox Williams' dispute resolution team, advising on a range of commercial disputes, with a focus on arbitration and arbitration-related litigation.”
Kate’s experience spans international commercial and investor-state arbitration under a number of rules including ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID. Kate has also has extensive experience of litigation having been part of teams that successfully represented clients in both the High Court and Court of Appeal. She also has experience of litigation in support of arbitration proceedings, including challenges under the Arbitration Act 1996 and enforcement proceedings.
Kate joined Fox Williams in October 2019 having trained at Reed Smith LLP and qualified into their commercial disputes group in 2015.
Acted for the Respondent in an ICC arbitration for c. $150 million arising out of contracts for hydroelectric plants.
Acted on a challenge to an arbitral award on jurisdiction under section 67 of Arbitration Act 1996 in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Advised a state in an ICSID arbitration brought pursuant to a Bilateral Investment Treaty and the Energy Charter Treaty, by an energy transportation company.
Represented a state in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought by North American investors operating in the mining sector, pursuant to a Bilateral Investment Treaty, seeking damages of c. $2 billion plus interest.
Defended cross-border enforcement proceedings arising from an arbitral award.
Successfully acted on a jurisdictional application in a commercial dispute in the High Court and Court of Appeal involving breach of copper refining contracts and a claim for $25 million, plus interest.