Katie Pritchard is a partner in the Commodities & Shipping Group, specializing in international commodity trading and shipping and international commercial arbitration and litigation.
Katie regularly acts for commodity producers, trading companies, vessel charterers and owners, banks and insurers in litigation and arbitration and advises on contract drafting. She has a particular expertise in soft commodities and acting for grain trading houses.
Katie represents clients in the English High Court and in commercial arbitration, in particular before LCIA, LMAA, GAFTA, FOSFA and RSA tribunals. Her court experience includes seeking the assistance of the English High Court to enforce arbitration awards and agreements to arbitrate and she regularly obtains anti-suit injunctions, asset disclosure orders and worldwide freezing orders.
Katie has spoken at international grain conferences and delivered international training courses on commodity trading and shipping for GAFTA. She supports events and initiatives highlighting the role of women in the law and in the shipping and commodities industries.