Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta is a Miami litigation attorney who focuses primarily on international commercial arbitration.

Ms. Menéndez has significant experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings involving mergers and acquisitions (M&A), sale and purchase agreements, transportation matters (airport and rail industries), and construction claims. She is well-versed in handling disputes administered by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) rules in English and Spanish. She has acted as Administrative Secretary of Arbitral Tribunals.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Menéndez practiced international arbitration and litigation at a leading Spanish law firm for several years. She remains licensed in Spain, where she has argued cases before Spanish courts concerning commercial matters.

During law school, Ms. Menéndez served as a research assistant to Professor George A. Bermann (chief reporter) on the Restatement of the Law Third, The U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration. She also coordinated several projects for Professor Bermann, including the publication of Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: The Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention by National Courts.

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Mail: katharine.menendez@hklaw.com

Katharine Menéndez