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Catherine Anne Kunz

Partner

Admission

Geneva, 2010
England & Wales, 2016

Nationality

Swiss, British

Languages

French , English , German

Geneva

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

Contact

+41 58 105 2000

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 A. Kunz also regularly advises public international organizations on a range of issues, including immunities and privileges, internal dispute resolution mechanisms, litigation exposure, compliance and governance.

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

Drafting arbitration agreements – Switzerland

Domitille Baizeau, Catherine Anne Kunz, 2019

In: A. Sheppard (Ed.), Comparative Smart Charts, Kluwer Law International Practice Tools, since 2010

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

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

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

Waiver of Right to Challenge an International Arbitral Award Is Not Incompatible with ECHR: Tabbane v Switzerland

Catherine Anne Kunz, 2016

European International Arbitration Review, 2016, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 125-132

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

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, 2014

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

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

Mediation – Switzerland

Domitille Baizeau, Catherine Anne Kunz, 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

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

Domitille Baizeau, Catherine Anne Kunz, 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

YAAP

YAAP Anniversary Conference : « Surprise, surprise! Legitimate party expectations and how they are (not) met in arbitration”

28/11/2019 Vienna Catherine Anne Kunz Keynote speaker

For more information, see the programme.

CIArb

CIArb Young Members’ Group annual conference

08/11/2019 Edinburgh Catherine Anne Kunz Panellist: How to make arbitration procedure better

AIA/ASAb40/CEA

International Arbitration in Europe

04/10/2019 Rovereto, Italy Catherine Anne Kunz Panellist: The Landscape of Arbitration in Europe

For more information, see the programme.

VIS Moot School of Switzerland

10th edition of the VIS Moot School

03/10/2019 Zurich Catherine Anne Kunz Keynote speaker

GoArb 2019

International Arbitration Seminars & Courses (IASC)

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

ICC

ICC Prague Arbitration Day

15/03/2019 Prague Catherine Anne Kunz Panellist: Foreign Substantive Law in Arbitration: How to Ascertain, How to Apply

For more information, see the programme.

CEA / ICC - International Arbitration for Business

International Arbitration for Business: Energy and Infrastructure Sectors Uncovered

21/02/2019 Bucharest Catherine Anne Kunz Panellist: Energy Panel, The increase of traded gas and its impact on gas pricing disputes

For more information, see the programme.

BonelliErede Conference

The Prague Rules: wind of change?

20/02/2019 Milan Catherine Anne Kunz Moderator: The new (improved) rules on conduct of arbitration

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

Prague Arbitration Day 2019

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

ICDR Young & International and HIALSA

Hot Topics in International Arbitration

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

For further information, see the programme.

CEPANI

CEPANI40 Half-day Academic Conference

18/10/2018 Brussels Catherine Anne Kunz Panellist: 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

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

YOUNG ICCA

Skills Training Workshop in Athens

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

For further information, see the programme.

C5

Gas and LNG Supply Contracts Forum

21/06/2018 Berlin Catherine Anne Kunz Panellist: 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.

Section arbitrage de la Société de Législation Comparée (SLC) – Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques (AJFB/FBLS)

A comparison on the appointment of arbitral tribunals

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

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

L’Etude du futur

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

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

A comparison on the appointment of arbitral tribunals

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

For further information, see the programme.

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

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

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

2016 Selected issues of party non-participation in International Arbitration

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

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

Young Practitioners’ Symposium, Interactive Workshop

30/03/2017 Milan 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

09/03/2017 Munich 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

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

For more information, see the programme.

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

01/12/2017 Geneva 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

12/10/2017 Vilnius 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

01/09/2017 Zurich 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”

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

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

21/12/2016 Belgrade 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

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

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

Young approaches to arbitration

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

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

The Better Seat? France v. Switzerland

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

Young Arbitrators Stockholm (YAS)

YAS 10 Year Jubilee

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

For more information see the programme.

Catherine Anne Kunz Lecturer: Evidence in the Arbitral proceedings

2019

International Arbitration Seminars & Courses (IASC)
GoArb, International Arbitration Course