Kate Gonzalez joined AFFAKI in 2018 as an Associate in the international dispute resolution group where she deals with banking and finance, construction, energy and information technology-related disputes. Kate also regularly acts as an administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals in international proceedings and is familiar with a variety of rules (including ICC, HKIAC, DIAC, OHADA CCJA and UNCITRAL).
Kate is a dual qualified lawyer who is admitted to the Paris Bar as an Avocate and is also a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. Prior to joining AFFAKI, Kate practised for a number of years in both London and Paris in international dispute resolution (arbitration, litigation and mediation) where she was involved in proceedings relating to mining, oil and toxic waste spills, telecommunications, aviation, construction and general commercial matters before a number of jurisdictions. Kate also focuses on business and human rights and has in-depth knowledge of Africa having been involved in proceedings relating to disputes arising in Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Mali and Burkina Faso.
Kate was admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2012 and to the Paris Bar as an Avocate in 2018. Kate holds an LLB with a French law degree from the University of Birmingham, a Diploma in French Legal Studies obtained at the University of Robert Schuman in Strasbourg and a Masters in Business Law from Panthéon-Sorbonne University.
– Paris Bar
– The Law Society of England and Wales
– Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS)
– Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
– ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)
– English (native)
– French (fluent)