Catrice Gayer “is an excellent strategist with a great attention to detail”, compliment peers who add, “She has very strong knowledge of international arbitration law and practice.”
Catrice Gayer is a member of the German dispute resolution team.
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 construction, energy/infrastructure (renewables and non-renewables (oil, coal, nuclear)), IP and antitrust (including FRAND), 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 counsel/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.
She is a member of the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice and a co-chair of Young CEAC, and was a regional chair of DIS40.
Catrice regularly speaks on arbitration and construction/energy matters at conferences, and publishes on international arbitration, litigation and corporate matters. Prior to joining HSF, Catrice worked for more than six years in the international arbitration team of a former member of the ICC Court of Arbitration.
She holds law degrees from the Université Paris XII, Queen Mary University of London/UCL and the University of Mayence. She is admitted to the bar in Germany and is fluent in English, French and German.