Katherine Harper

Katherine Harper
Senior Associate


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Summary Open

Katherine Harper is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution group in the London office of Watson Farley & Williams.

Katherine specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration, with a particular interest in banking and financial services disputes.


Experience Open

    Katherine’s experience includes:
    • Acting for the liquidators of a European financial institution on a high value and contentious matter concerning the close out mechanism under the ISDA Master Agreement in High Court proceedings.
    • Acting for a bank in relation to a potential claim for collateral under derivative documents, involving reviewing and advising on relevant documents and drafting response to letter of claim.
    • Advising a bank on interpretation of provisions in facility agreements concerning market disruption.
    • Advising a global advisory and business restructuring firm, in the context of their engagement as insolvency practitioners, in relation to potential issues arising out of alleged mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.
    • Acting for a company involved in dispute over the provisions of a joint venture agreement.
    • Acting for a company in relation to a contractual dispute over unpaid fees.
    • Advising in relation to an aluminium supply agreement.
    • Representing an international LNG specialist in a substantial claim arising out of a joint venture in Asia.
    • Advising Sealion Shipping Ltd, the representative of a group of former employers, in relation to a High Court claim by the trustee of the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund (MNRPF). This complex and high profile matter was listed as one of the top 20 cases for 2014 by The Lawyer.
    • Assisting an international bank with the management of long running litigation in the Republic of Turkey.

Education Open

  • 2007: BPP London, Legal Practice Course
  • 2006: College of Law, Guildford, Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 2005: University of St. Andrews, M.A. (Hons) International Relations

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association

Employment Record Open

  • 2012 – present: Watson Farley & Williams LLP, Associate
  • 2010 – 2012: Forsters LLP, Associate
  • 2009 – 2010: Slaughter and May, Associate
  • 2007 – 2009: Slaughter and May, Trainee

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