People

Catherine Anne Kunz

Counsel

Admission :

Geneva, 2010
England & Wales, 2016

Nationality :

Swiss, British

Languages :

English , French , German

Geneva

35, Rue de la Mairie
P.O. Box 6569
1211 Geneva 6
Switzerland

Contact :

+41 58 105 2000 +41 58 105 2060

Catherine Anne Kunz joined LALIVE in 2010 and specialises in international arbitration and disputes relating to commercial contracts.

Dual-qualified in Switzerland and in England (Solicitor), she advises and represents clients in international disputes, in ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings under all major rules of arbitration and governed by various substantive laws, both common law and civil law. She also represents parties in arbitration-related court proceedings, especially in the setting aside of international arbitral awards before the Swiss Supreme Court. She also acts as arbitrator and advises clients on other forms of dispute resolution, such as commercial mediation. Her experience spans various sectors and includes joint ventures, shareholders, sales, energy, telecommunications and engineering disputes.

Catherine Anne Kunz is a member of the editorial board of the ASA Bulletin, the Swiss Arbitration Association’s journal. She is currently Co-Chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association’s below 40 group (ASA below 40) and immediate past regional representative (Europe) for the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG). She is a frequent speaker and publishes regularly on matters relating to international dispute resolution. She has been recognised for several years as a Future Leader in International Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal.

Catherine Anne Kunz worked in the international arbitration group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Floms LLP in London from 2014-2015 and re-joined LALIVE thereafter in early 2016. She graduated from the University of Fribourg (Bilingual French-German Master of Law, with major in European Law) and holds a Certificate in International Business Transactions with Chinese Characteristics from the Cornell-Bucerius Summer Law Institute in Suzhou, China.

Catherine Anne Kunz “will definitely be one of the leading arbitration practitioners in Switzerland one day,” say peers, who commend her “excellent advocacy” and consider her “one of the best cross-examiners of her age."

Who’s Who Legal, Arbitration - Future Leaders 2019

Catherine Anne Kunz is described by one peer as “the top Swiss arbitration associate in Geneva”.

Who’s Who Legal, Arbitration - Future Leaders 2018

Catherine Anne Kunz is viewed as "clearly the future of the firm's practice" and "tremendously impressive".

Who’s Who Legal, Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017

Annulment and Enforcement of arbitral awards in Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, 2018

In: Annulment and enforcement of arbitral awards from a comparative law perspective, Contributions from CEPANI40 colloquium held on October 18, 2018, Wolters Kluwer Belgium NV 2018, pp. 63-80

Fact or Fiction? How to Deal with Allegations of Simulation. Case Note on Swiss Supreme Court Decision of 1 October 2018, 4A_550/2017

Catherine Anne Kunz, 2018

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Bulletin, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2019, pp. 111-116

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2017

In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Ed.), International Civil Procedure, 6th Edition., Juris Publishing Inc., 2017

Attachment of Assets: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2016

In: Lawrence W. Newman (Ed.), Attachment of Assets, JurisNet LLC, 2016

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2016

In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Ed.), International Civil Procedure, 5th Edition., Juris Publishing Inc., 2016

Mediation – Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, 2014

In: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2014, pp. 104-110

Mediation – Qatar

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, Ramy Saleh, Marie-Anne Roberty-Jabbour 2014

In: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2014, pp. 79-83

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2014

In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Eds.), International Civil Procedure Code, 3rd Ed., Juris Publishing Inc., 2014

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2013

In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Eds.), International Civil Procedure, 2nd Ed., 2013, Juris Publishing, Inc.,

Mediation – Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, 2013

In: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2014, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2013, pp. 100-106

Attachment of Assets: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2013

In : Lawrence W. Newman (Ed.), Attachment of Assets, Juris Publishing Inc., 2013

Mediation – Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, 2012

In: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2013, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2012, pp. 93-99

Mediation – Qatar

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, Ramy Saleh 2012

In: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2013, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2012, pp. 69-74

International Civil Procedure: Switzerland

André Brunschweiler, Sandrine Giroud, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2011

In: Denis Campbell and Christian Campbell (Eds.), International Civil Procedure, 2nd Ed., 2011, Juris Publishing, Inc.

Appointment and Challenge of Arbitrators - Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, Domitille Baizeau, 2011

In: A. Sheppard (Ed.), Comparative Smart Charts, Kluwer Law International Practice Tools, since 2011

International Arbitration Seminars & Courses (IASC)

GoArb 2019

Madrid 05/07/2019 Catherine Anne Kunz Lecturer: Evidence in the Arbitral Proceedings

CEA / ICC - International Arbitration for Business

Energy and Infrastructure Sectors Uncovered

Bucharest 21/02/2019 Catherine Anne Kunz Panelist: Energy panel

BonelliErede Conference

The Prague Rules

Milan 20/02/2019 Catherine Anne Kunz Moderator

ICC International Court of Arbitration – ICC International Chamber of Commerce Czech Republic

Prague Arbitration Day 2019

Prague 15/02/2019 Catherine Anne Kunz Panelist: Foreign Substantive Law in Arbitration: How to Ascertain, How to Apply

ICDR Young & International and HIALSA

Hot Topics in International Arbitration

Cambridge, Massachusetts 08/11/2018 Catherine Anne Kunz Panelist

For further information, see the programme.

CEPANI

CEPANI40 Half-day Academic Conference

Brussels 18/10/2018 Catherine Anne Kunz Panelist: Annulment and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards from a comparative law perspective

For further information, see the programme.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK

ICC Arbitration Conference, Greater Diversification or Collaboration

london 12/09/2018 Catherine Anne Kunz Panelist: Is a co-ordinated approach to ethics required?

YOUNG ICCA

Skills Training Workshop in Athens

Athens 29/06/2018 Catherine Anne Kunz Panelist: Cross-Examination of Witnesses in International Arbitration

For further information, see the programme.

C5

Gas and LNG Supply Contracts Forum

Berlin 21/06/2018 Catherine Anne Kunz Panelist: Improving Efficiency and Achieving Success at Arbitration: The Insider’s Guide to Improving Your Chances of a Successful Negotiation

For further information, see the programme.

Arbitration Section of the Society of Comparative Law (SLC) – Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS/AJFB)

A comparison on the appointment of arbitral tribunals

Paris 28/05/2018 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: Appointment of arbitral tribunals – Swiss perspective

For further information, see the programme.

Ordre des Avocats Vaudois (OAV) – Women’s Business Society (WBS)

L’Etude du futur

Lausanne 25/01/2018 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: La diversité dans les Etudes d’avocats

Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) – Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)

Help, I have been Assigned to a Gas Pricing Arbitration!, Skills Training Workshop

Geneva 01/12/2017 Catherine Anne Kunz Moderator: Price Revision Triggers

For more information, see the programme.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)

Selected issues of party non-participation in International Arbitration

Vilnius 12/10/2017 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: Party non-participation is the best strategy in investment arbitration

For more information, see the programme.

 

Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

Confidentiality vs Transparency In International Arbitration: selected issues

Zurich 01/09/2017 Catherine Anne Kunz Moderator: Do we want more transparency in international arbitration?

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) - Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)

Workshop “Unconscious Bias and Persuasion in Arbitration”

Vienna 08/04/2017 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: Unconscious Bias and Arbitration, The Decision-Making Process

For more information, see the programme.

International Bar Association Arbitration 40 Subcommittee (IBA Arb40) – Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

Young Practitioners’ Symposium, Interactive Workshop

Milan 30/03/2017 Catherine Anne Kunz Panellist

For more information, see the programme.

Hogan Lovells international LLP – Young Arbitral Women Practitioners (YAWP) – German Institution of Arbitration below 40 (DIS40)

Experts in International Arbitration

Munich 09/03/2017 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: Role of experts in international arbitration

For more information, see the programme.

Netherlands Arbitration Institute Young Arbitration Practitioners (NAI Jong Oranje) – Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

Emergency Relief and Fast Track Proceedings, Interactive Workshop

Amsterdam 10/02/2017 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: Emergency Relief, Practical issues and experience

For more information, see the programme.

International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Young & International – Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade

Best practices of International Arbitration

Belgrade 21/12/2016 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: Early Stages of the Proceedings, Arbitrator Appointment

For more information see the programme.

International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Young & International

Early case assessments and awarding success fees

Geneva 25/07/2016 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: Success fees

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) below 40 and Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA) 40

The Better Seat? France v. Switzerland

Paris 14/04/2015 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: The Arbitrator and the Judge

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) - Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)

Young approaches to arbitration

Vienna 28/03/2015 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: Interim measures

Young Arbitrators Stockholm (YAS)

YAS 10 Year Jubilee

Stockholm 28/08/2013 Catherine Anne Kunz Speaker: Facts and Documents in International Arbitration – All in or Choose Wisely?

For more information see the programme.