Ms Christina Cathey Schuetz

Christina Cathey Schuetz

Lawyer biography

Christina Cathey Schuetz is a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance LLP with 13 years' experience in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration as counsel, tribunal secretary and arbitrator. She is also a commercial litigator in the English Courts.

Her practice has covered a range of jurisdictions and arbitral institutions over time, but her main focus is on Central and Eastern Europe. She speaks Russian and German fluently and also speaks French and Polish. Currently based in London, she has previously worked in New York (2006, 2007), Frankfurt (2007-2009) and Moscow (2011-2012).

In 2011, Ms Schuetz co-founded and was the original Secretary of the Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN), an organisation created with the aim of bringing together arbitration practitioners and users in various jurisdictions who have a special interest in the CIS region. She remains a board member today.

Ms Schuetz is a regular speaker at conferences and publishes articles in the field of international arbitration.


Arbitration & ADR

High Court rejects challenge to enforcement where defences were already raised before foreign court
United Kingdom | 02 July 2020

The High Court recently dismissed a challenge to a previous decision to grant permission to enforce a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce award on the basis that contrary to the defendant's contention, there was a valid arbitration agreement between the parties and the defendant's arguments as to procedural irregularity had previously been raised in Swedish court proceedings, thereby giving rise to an issue estoppel.