Catrice regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in international and national arbitration cases under the auspices of various institutional rules (ICC, DIS, SIAC etc.) and ad hoc. Her particular fields of industry are energy/infrastructure (renewables and non-renewables (oil, coal, nuclear)), IP and antitrust (including FRAND), commercial (agency, trade, distribution, license), and corporate including post M&A-related disputes. Catrice is particularly renowned and experienced in implementing cost-efficient strategies and handling voluminous and technically complex cross-border litigation and arbitration cases. She also regularly acts as (co-)counsel in setting aside and enforcement proceedings of awards and in other arbitration-related disputes before German courts and abroad. She has a particular expertise in Asia-related arbitrations.
Her track record also includes representing national and foreign clients in civil, cross-border (including enforcement of foreign judgments) and commercial disputes before the German courts, share and asset deals, advising in compliance matters, and drafting a broad range of supply, distribution, sale and corporate contracts.
Catrice is recognized as Future Leader in Arbitration by Who's Who Legal 2018.
She is an appointed member of the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice. Further, Catrice is a regional chair of the DIS40, a co-chair of the Young CEAC and a member of the Executive Committee of the AIJA.
Catrice regularly speaks on international arbitration at conferences and publishes on international arbitration, litigation and corporate matters. Some of her recent publications include the chapter on the German arbitration act in GLI (International Arbitration 2018), the German chapter on the enforcement of foreign judgments in Germany in ICLG and a chapter on expedited and small claim proceedings in the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2018. Further, she has made several publications on the new arbitration rules of the DIS (DIS Rules 2018).
Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP in 2016, Catrice worked for more than six years in the international arbitration team of Dr. Wolfgang Kühn, a former member of the ICC Court of Arbitration, with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, one of the leading German law firms. During this time, she was a member of the international arbitration/litigation and corporate/M&A groups.
She holds law degrees from the Université de Paris XII, Queen Mary/University College of London and the University of Mayence. She is admitted to the bar in Germany.