Charlie Caher


Charlie Caher is a counsel who focuses his practice on international arbitration and dispute resolution. Mr. Caher’s international arbitration practice includes representation in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations (including under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, DIS, PCA and UNCITRAL rules) sited in both common and civil law jurisdictions (including London, Bermuda, Munich, The Hague and Singapore). Mr. Caher’s international commercial arbitration practice covers a wide range of industries, including construction, insurance, financial services, telecommunications, oil and gas, aerospace and energy.

In addition to his commercial arbitration practice, Mr. Caher has also represented a major international construction company in a series of complex and high profile construction litigation disputes before the English High Court and Court of Appeal, and represented the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in the public international law Abyei Arbitration.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Caher practiced in the London and Singapore offices of another international law firm and has been a qualified solicitor since March 2007.

Publications & News


February 25, 2011

Early Impact of Dallah on the English Courts

An article by senior associate Charlie Caher appearing in Commercial Dispute Resolution, Issue 4.

June 10, 2010

Revised IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

Recent Highlights

Mr. Caher was part of the firm’s international arbitration team representing the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in an international arbitration under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, against the Government of Sudan in a dispute over the definition and delimitation of the Abyei Area in central Sudan.

Mr. Caher is currently acting for a financial institution in an international arbitration under the LCIA rules, defending a very substantial claim relating to the alleged negligent valuation of complex assets.

Mr. Caher has also recently acted for clients in relation to the following issues:

  • Representing a US oil company in a political risk insurance dispute against multiple insurers over issues governed by English law 
  • Advising a regional government regarding its rights in relation to an oil and gas contract and a potential LCIA arbitration governed by English law
  • Advising the Insured in an ad hoc arbitration over coverage issues governed by Bermuda law
  • Advising a multi-national oil and gas consortium regarding its rights in relation to an oil and gas contract and a potential ad hoc arbitration

Professional Activities

Mr. Caher is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School’s London campus, where he teaches the International Commercial Arbitration course.

Mr. Caher has gained his Higher Rights of Audience and is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings). Mr. Caher is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the London Court of International Arbitration (Young International Arbitration Group) and Young-OGEMID. He is also a regular contributor to the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.


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Graduate Diploma in Law, with Commendation, BPP Law School, 2004

Diploma in Legal Practice, with Commendation, BPP Law School, 2003

MA (Oxon.), Modern History, University of Oxford, 2002

Bar Admissions

England and Wales, Solicitor