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For over 30 years, WilmerHale has been recognised as one of the leading international law firms in London, providing advice at the interface of law, business and policy.

Our London office has nearly 50 lawyers. The office is part of an integrated European practice of over 100 lawyers. Our London lawyers work closely with their colleagues in Brussels and Berlin, as well as with lawyers in our other offices. London boasts a premier team of UK-qualified lawyers, together with lawyers qualified in the United States and in many of the major European jurisdictions. The breadth of European and American legal traditions represented gives us a pronounced pan-European and transatlantic orientation that is reflected both in the work and the culture of the office.

As members of the premium practices listed below we work in close collaboration with colleagues in the United States, continental Europe and China to provide support to our clients internationally. Our lawyers are recognised as market leaders in:

International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
UK Corporate
Labour and Employment
Intellectual Property
Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
Technology Transactions and Licensing
Investigations and Criminal Litigation

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Born, Gary

Gary Born


+44 (0)20 7872 1020 (t)

Finizio, Steven P.

Steven P. Finizio


+44 (0)20 7872 1073 (t)

Pierce, John V.H.

John V.H. Pierce


+1 212 230 8829 (t)

Pollard, Stephen

Stephen Pollard


+44 (0)20 7872 1006 (t)

Schwarz, Franz T.

Franz T. Schwarz


+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)

Speller, Duncan

Duncan Speller


+44 (0)20 7872 1084 (t)

Trenor, John A.

John A. Trenor


+44 (0)20 7872 1555 (t)


Paul Oberhammer

Of Counsel

+44 (0)20 7872 1028 (t)

O'Daly, Cormac

Cormac O'Daly

Special Counsel

+44 (0)20 7872 1534 (t)

Scherer, Maxi

Dr. Maxi Scherer

Special Counsel

+44 (0)20 7872 1067 (t)

Publications & News


July 23, 2014

Gary Born Delivers Lecture on International Arbitration at the Academie Voor de Rechtspraktijk

Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and the world's leading authority on international arbitration and litigation, recently gave a talk at the Academie Voor de Rechtspraktijk, entitled "An Introduction to International Arbitration."

July 16, 2014

Latin America: Expert View: Drafting Arbitration Agreements

An article by Duncan Speller and Victoria Narancio, published in the July-August 2014 edition of Commercial Dispute Resolution, pp. 46-48.  

June 19, 2014

UK Businessman Pleads Guilty to UK Criminal Cartel Offence

Peter Snee, former managing director of Franklin Hodge Industries, has pleaded guilty to a single count of the UK’s criminal cartel offence for his role in fixing prices for the supply of water storage tanks.

June 17, 2014

Yandex to Acquire

Yandex, the leading internet company in Russia, today announced that it has agreed to acquire, one of the leading online auto classifieds businesses in Russia.

June 16, 2014

UK Banking Regulation Addressed in Mansion House Speech

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered a speech on the state of the British economy, as is customary at the Lord Mayor of London’s annual dinner. In the wake of a number of high-profile investigations into the fixed income, commodity and currency markets, Mr. Osborne announced a number of proposals to strengthen UK banking regulation.

June 10, 2014

European Court of Justice Provides Guidance Regarding Potential Liability of Cartel Members in EU Member States for Sales by Non-Cartel Participants

Last week, the EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), held that Member State laws may not categorically prohibit consumers from recovering from cartel members damages attributable to purchases from non-cartel participants that—acting independently—were able to charge inflated prices as a result of market-wide price effects from cartel behavior.

May 29, 2014

Expert View: Surveying Africa; Africa's Advance

Steven Finizio and Thomas Führich survey Africa’s arbitral laws and institutions looking at international arbitration in Africa today by region, with a particular focus on issues of enforcement.

May 21, 2014

UK: Updated BBA Anti-Bribery and Corruption Guidance Launched

On 6 May 2014, The British Bankers’ Association published its updated Anti-Bribery and Corruption Guidance (“the Guidance”). When first published in December 2011, the Guidance provided advice to the banking industry on the establishment and implementation of adequate policies and procedures required to meet the legal and regulatory requirements arising from the UK Bribery Act 2010. The Guidance has now been expanded to incorporate additional regulatory expectations, focusing primarily on those of the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”).

April 29, 2014

BG Group v. Republic of Argentina: Panel Discussion Now Available Online

On 23 April, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and Kluwer Law International, part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, hosted a panel discussion on the recent US Supreme Court decision in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina.

April 25, 2014

Selected 2014 Life Sciences Transactions

Recognized both globally and nationally as a leading life sciences practice, WilmerHale has four decades of experience representing biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages of growth, as well as venture capitalists and investment banks.

The International Arbitration Group's London Intern Program provides a unique opportunity for young lawyers from across the globe to experience the realities of a busy international arbitration practice and to learn from colleagues who are leaders in their field.

The intern program, which runs from the firm’s Park Lane office in London, welcomes students in the final stages of their legal education, and practitioners in the early stages of their legal careers. The program provides participants from both civil and common law jurisdictions with exposure to the wide range of international commercial disputes handled in our Global International Arbitration Practice.

During their time at WilmerHale, interns are given the chance to put theory into practice by working with the International Arbitration Group’s lawyers on factual and legal assignments stemming from current cases, as well as the opportunity to further academic interests with involvement on research projects in conjunction with lawyers in the practice. The program provides interns the opportunity to work with our lawyers and professional staff as members of the team, and interns are actively encouraged to participate fully in all of the work and social aspects of the firm. We also encourage our interns to participate in training opportunities with the International Arbitration Group.

“WilmerHale's Intern Program provided me with a chance to experience the world of international arbitration in practice,” says a former intern who is now an associate with the firm. “Exposure to highly regarded practitioners and the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting cases in the field helped cement my decision to pursue a career in international arbitration."

If you are a candidate applying for an internship position, please send your two-page resume, one-page cover letter and law school transcripts to We encourage you to send applications at least six to nine months in advance of the starting date you seek. If you need more information before applying, feel free to contact one of us directly.

Dr. Maxi Scherer
Special Counsel
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1067

Olga Braeuer
Senior Associate
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1613

Sabrina Lee
Senior Associate
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1652

Valeriya Kirsey
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1668