Katherine Simpson

Dr. Katherine Simpson, FCIArb., is an arbitrator based in the US and London, United Kingdom (33 Bedford Row Chambers).

She has served as sole arbitrator in international disputes conducted under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") and has conducted virtual hearings.

She has been involved in over 30 international commercial and investment arbitrations, chaired by Prof. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel, Prof. William W. (Rusty) Park, Ms. Edna Sussman, and others. These cases had amounts in controversy ranging from US$ 5 million to US$ 2.5 billion and have become the most influential cases of the past decade, including Bear Creek v. Peru (ICSID 14/21) (elaborating the need for a “social license” to conduct business), and UP v. Hungary (ICSID 13/35) (Global Arbitration Review’s “Most Important Award” of 2019, regarding the Achmea Decision’s impact on ICSID jurisdiction).

She has experience in investor-state arbitration and international commercial disputes, including those related to the hospitality industry, joint ventures, life sciences, telecommunications, patent licensing, construction, green energy, mining, oil & gas, human rights, and financial disputes.

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