Katharine Menéndez

Partner, Harneys

Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta is a litigator who handles international disputes and is based in Holland & Knight's Miami office. Clients rely on her experience to represent them in international arbitration proceedings in English and Spanish, and in litigation matters before U.S. federal and state courts in New York and Florida.

Ms. Menéndez de la Cuesta has handled international arbitrations applying the laws of New York, Florida, Illinois, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Colombia and Guatemala, among other jurisdictions, and administered by the main arbitral institutions, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). She has acted as administrative secretary of arbitral tribunals, been appointed as arbitrator and was a representative for North America of the ICC's Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) for its 2019-2021 mandate.

Ms. Menéndez de la Cuesta has been involved in disputes arising out of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), energy (including the mining industry) and transportation matters (airport and rail industries).

In addition, Ms. Menéndez de la Cuesta's background includes practicing international arbitration and litigation at a leading Spanish law firm for several years. She remains licensed in Spain, where she argued cases before Spanish courts concerning commercial matters. She is familiarized with the key differences between the common law and the civil law systems.