Katherine González Arrocha is a Panamanian lawyer who specialises in international dispute resolution. She is currently the director for the Americas for arbitration and ADR of the ICC International Court of Arbitration based in Panama City (Republic of Panama) and vice president of the Latin American Association of Arbitration (ALarb). She also works as an independent practitioner. She has acted as president, co-arbitrator and secretary of arbitral tribunals in diverse ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings. In 2012, she acted as a sole member of a dispute board under a FIDIC model contract of a major project in Central America. She has also acted as president and co-arbitrator in ad hoc international arbitration proceedings in Lima.
She joined the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris in 1996, where she was entrusted with the responsibility to manage arbitration cases in the Ibero-American team. In 2004, she was appointed secretary for the ICC commission on arbitration and senior counsel for ICC dispute resolution services. Since 2015, she has been the director for the Americas for arbitration and ADR of the ICC Court. She also directs the Latin American chapter of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF).
She has frequently lectured at universities, workshops and conferences on international dispute resolution throughout the world, and she is the author of several articles.
She holds a law degree from the Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua in Panama and holds a postgraduate degree in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution from the University La Sorbonne Panthéon-Assas (París II).
She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.
WWL says: "A prominent and popular arbitrator in the region".
This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.