Katherine Wakeham is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group, based in the London office.

    Katherine’s work involves advising on a range of disputes with domestic and international focus, for clients in a wide variety of industries. She has experience acting on cases in the High Court, on appeal and in arbitral tribunals, including in London and Singapore. Katherine also works with clients involved in internal and regulatory investigations, often with an international element.

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    Commercial Disputes

    • Acting for a food products manufacturer in breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation claims in the Commercial Court and on appeal.
    • Advising an energy trading company in multimillion-pound Commercial Court proceedings against a supplier.
    • Advising an importation and distribution company in London High Court proceedings relating to repayment of finance, leading to a favourable settlement.
    • Assisting both corporates and shareholders in relation to share transfer disputes.
    • Advising employers on a range of restrictive covenant breach cases arising out of employee team and individual moves, including involving misuse of confidential information.
    • Assisting in follow on damages litigation arising out of an EU cartel investigation.
    • Acting for a number of high-net-worth individuals in a Commercial Court professional negligence dispute arising from a company sale.
    • Advising consumer facing companies in respect of litigation alleging non-compliance with the GDPR.
    • Advising a marketing agency in arbitration proceedings in connection with a dispute over digital advertising space.


    • Acting for financial institutions and international regulators on investigations relating to international sanctions, anti-money laundering controls and compliance.

    Other Experience

    • Undertook secondments to a multinational events business, and boutique financial institution, advising on contentious, commercial and regulatory matters.


    • BPP Law School, M.A., Law and Business, Distinction
    • BPP Law School, L.P.C., Distinction
    • King's College, London, LL.B., 1st Class Honours


    • England and Wales, 2016
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