Katie Duval | London | Hogan Lovells

Katie Duval

Senior Associate Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


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Duval Katie

Katie Duval
Duval Katie
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Katie Duval is a Senior Associate in the international arbitration and construction and engineering disputes group based in London. Katie's practice focuses on high-value, complex, international commercial disputes in both international arbitration and English Court proceedings. She has wide-ranging experience of arbitrations conducted in various jurisdictions, particularly in emerging markets, and under the major institutional rules, including the LCIA and ICC.

Katie combines her commercial practice with a commitment to pro bono work. For example, 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. She also assisted adopted children to give written evidence to Ireland's Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and is currently representing the Claimants in a challenge before the Caribbean courts concerning the infringement of their constitutional rights. 

Legal 500 UK has 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. 

Representative experience

Advising a major Azerbaijani gas company in respect of claims of force majeure arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic made by its contract counterparties under its gas supply agreements.

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.

Successfully 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.

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.


  • B.A., St Hughs College University of Oxford
  • M.A., King's College London
  • GDL, BPP Law School, London
  • LPC (Accelerated), BPP University Law School
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)
  • ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF)