Catherine Gilfedder > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration


Catherine Gilfedder is a Senior Associate and Solicitor Advocate specialising in international arbitration and public international law. She has experience as counsel for state and corporate clients in commercial and investment treaty disputes under all of the major institutional rules.

Catherine has particular expertise in business and human rights issues, and regularly advises clients on risk management through investment structuring and ESG-related measures. She also acts for a number of international NGOs and their clients in claims before a range of courts, and is a duty scheme advocate at the Asylum Support Appeals Tribunal.


Senior Courts of England and Wales

Solicitor Advocate, Higher Courts of England and Wales, Higher Rights of Audience

Roll of Solicitors of Ireland


University College London, 2014, LL.M., International Law (Distinction)

BPP Law School, 2009, LPC (Distinction)

University of Cambridge, 2003, MA (Hons), Law, Gonville and Caius College (First Class)

University of Poitiers, 2002, Diploma in French Legal Studies

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

(Rising stars)

Catherine Gilfedder – Dentons

With ‘strength in depth when it comes to international arbitration‘, Dentons‘ London practice has considerable energy and construction disputes expertise. It is also active in post-M&A and shareholder disputes, as well as major investment treaty claims. Leading the international arbitration practice in the UK,  Liz Tout is particularly expert in large energy-related commercial arbitrations; Dan Bodle has ‘a first-rate legal brain‘; James Langley regularly acts in disputes involving parties from the Middle East or Africa; and Dominic Pellew is a CIS-related arbitration specialist. Counsel Matthew Vinall is ‘hugely experienced‘, while Catherine Gilfedder is ‘among the London market’s strongest senior associates‘.