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 specialises in international arbitration. She also regularly advises clients on contract, corporate and commercial law.

Catherine Anne Kunz has acted as counsel or arbitrator in numerous international arbitration proceedings, in particular in the energy, telecommunications and construction sectors, both ad hoc and institutional (under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL and Swiss Rules) and governed by a variety of procedural and substantive laws, including Swiss, English, Spanish and Russian law.

She is a member of the editorial board of the ASA Bulletin, the Swiss Arbitration Association’s journal and has been appointed Regional Representative (Europe) for the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) in 2016 for a three-year term. She is also a member of several other professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), ASA below 40, the Young Arbitrators Forum of the ICC (YAF), the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Federation of Lawyers.

Catherine Anne Kunz returned to LALIVE in 2016, where she had previously practised arbitration and litigation (2010-2014), after having worked in the international arbitration group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Floms LLP in London (2014-2015). She completed her training with BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC in Geneva (2008-2010) and also worked as a law clerk in the international arbitration team of the Geneva office of Winston & Strawn LLP (2006-2007).

Catherine Anne Kunz graduated magna cum laude in 2007 from the University of Fribourg (Bilingual French-German Master of Law, with major in European Law) after having spent one year as an exchange student at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2007, she obtained a Certificate in International Business Transactions with Chinese Characteristics at the Cornell-Bucerius Summer Law Institute in Suzhou, China.

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

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

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 – 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

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 – 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

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.,

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 – 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

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

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 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.

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.