Kate specialises in public international law and international arbitration.
She acts for States and private entities on matters covering land and maritime boundaries, investment treaty and contract disputes, international trade law, human rights, law of the sea, State responsibility, treaty obligations, immunities, transboundary environmental harm, sanctions and international crimes. Kate regularly appears as an advocate before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Kate represents States and investors in investment treaty arbitrations, under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. She has also advised clients on how to structure their investments to take advantage of protections offered by investment treaties and foreign investment laws.
She has experience in international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce rules.
Kate also sits as arbitrator.
She has taught public international law, international investment and commercial arbitration, and international human rights law at the universities of Cambridge, Paris-II (Panthéon-Assas), Queen Mary (University of London), Queen’s University (Canada), Queensland and at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Kate is ranked as a ‘Future Leader’ in the 2018 arbitration list and as a 2018 ‘UK Bar: Rising Star’ by Who’s Who Legal.