Katarina Sikorska

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Katarina is an associate in the London Construction & Engineering group.

She specialises in both contentious and non-contentious international construction and infrastructure projects across a variety of industries, including energy, oil and gas, petrochemical and building.

Prior to joining White & Case as an associate, Katarina qualified at a leading west-end law firm with strong international associations.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
BPP University
LLM in European Law
King's College London
LLB (Hons) in Law with French Law and Language
University of East Anglia
Languages
English
Swedish
Polish
French

Experience

Representing a Middle Eastern government against the engineer relating to the construction of a new international airport in the country. The main issues in dispute are whether the engineer is entitled to further payment following the termination of its consultancy service agreement and the quantification of that entitlement.

Representing a supermajor in multiple arbitration proceedings concerning its interest in a US$ multi-billion LNG project.

Representing a Middle Eastern government against a contractor in a half a billion US$ ICC arbitration in connection with the civil works package, including a new runway and upgrade of the existing runway, as part of the construction of a new international airport. The main issues in dispute concern delay and disruption. FIDIC Red Book.

Representing a Middle Eastern government in a half a billion US$ ICC arbitration against the contractor, who has caused serious delays through non-compliant design and defective construction works, in connection with the construction of a passenger terminal building.  Numerous disputed variations are being defended. FIDIC Yellow Book.

Representing a European tunnelling contractor in an LCIA arbitration against an Asian entity, in relation to claims and counter-claims arising out of a contract for micro-tunnelling works in the Middle East.

Representing a Central European oil company in a US$ 250m London seated ICC arbitration arising out of the acquisition of a significant Eastern European refinery.

Representing an African government in an ICC arbitration arising out of the termination of a new international airport due to serious delays and defects for which the contractor was solely responsible. Variations and delayed payments were being defended. FIDIC Red Book.