Katya Hartl is an associate in the International Arbitration Practice Group in Paris (currently undertaking a secondment to the Washington DC office). Katya has experience representing both private corporations and public entities, and her practice includes investor-state, commercial and construction arbitration across a variety of industries.
Prior to joining White & Case in 2019, Katya gained experience in arbitration at a major law firm in Buenos Aires.
Katya has regularly been involved in pro bono work, and was recognized with Pro Bono Awards in 2020 and 2021. She recently worked on behalf of the victims’ families in a precedent-setting case before the Inter-American Human Rights System.
Katya is the winner of the 13th edition of the Concours d’Arbitrage International de Paris (2018), and continues to be actively involved as arbitrator and coach in various moot court competitions.
Recent representations include:
Representing a European company in an ICSID arbitration arising out of a telecommunications project in a Latin American country;
Advising a European buyer of gas in a dispute involving the Russian Federation;
Representing a leading European buyer of gas in two ad hoc arbitrations in relation to various claims under long-term supply contracts;
Representing an international investment company in an ICC arbitration regarding the performance of a share purchase agreement worth over EUR 5 billion;
Representing a European construction company in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a hydroelectric project in Chile;
Representing the Government of Georgia in an ICC arbitration regarding the reconstruction of a road in Georgia; and
Representing the Government of Georgia in an ICC arbitration in connection with the construction of a highway in Georgia.