Katie Duval

Katie Duval

Associate
London

Email katie.duval@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5269

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Katie Duval is an Associate in the International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice group based in London. Having trained with the firm, Katie qualified into the International Arbitration and Projects, Engineering, and Construction team in 2016. Katie's practice focuses on high-value, complex, international commercial disputes in both international arbitration and English Court proceedings.

Katie also has an active pro bono practice. Through the firm's work with the Royal British Legion, Katie has represented service personnel before the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Tribunal. Katie successfully acted for the respondent war widow before the Court of Appeal in Deakin v Secretary of State for Defence [2019] EWCA Civ 571.

In 2018, Legal 500 UK described Katie as, "an extremely hardworking, focused and able solicitor."

In 2017, Katie was awarded the firm's citizenship award for providing training to Balkans' lawyers in how to bring actions under international law against gender-based violence. 

 

Education and admissions

Education

B.A., St Hughs College University of Oxford

M.A., King's College London

GDL, BPP University Law School

Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

Related practices

International Arbitration

Representative experience

Acting for a South East Asian State in an LCIA Arbitration against a European multinational regarding non-payment under a satellite contract.

Acting for a subsidiary of a publicly listed multi-national in an ICC arbitration regarding a failed public M&A transaction in South East Asia in the construction materials sector.

Acting for an African Central Bank in a high-value LCIA arbitration against an African communications company concerning the fraudulent procurement of a technology project.

Acting for the minority shareholder in an LCIA Arbitration against a multinational telecommunications company in respect of issues arising out of a telecommunications joint venture in West Africa.

Acting for a Global Fortune 500 company in high-value, cross-border litigation concerning a guarantee's enforceability, including in Court of Appeal and Supreme Court proceedings.

Advising a multinational energy company in relation to a substantial criminal investigation into alleged complicity in violations of international humanitarian law.

Representing the subsidiary of a major offshore drilling contractor in relation to proceedings commenced in the High Court.

Advising the employer in respect of a UK residential and retail development concerning issues arising out of the termination of a contractor's employment for delay, and on successful settlement.

In collaboration with the Royal British Legion, representing service personnel before the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Tribunal.

Acting for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition in reviewing U.S. Government documents to determine the UK's involvement in extraordinary rendition.

Assisting adopted children to give written evidence to Ireland's Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes.

Representing the Claimants in proceedings against the AG of St Vincent and the Grenadines for infringements of their constitutional rights arising out of laws criminalizing same-sex sexual intimacy.

Successfully representing a "care leaver" in bringing a complaint against a UK local authority for breaches of the Children Act 1989 for failure to timeously settle her immigration status.

 

Representing the family of a deceased in an ongoing inquest into her death in a care home in the UK, which raises issues concerning the shortcomings of the standard of care provided.

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