Offices

London Park Lane

49 Park Lane
London, W1K 1PS United Kingdom  Map
+44 (0)20 7872 1000 (t)
+44 (0)20 7839 3537 (f)

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
Aviation
Labour and Employment
Intellectual Property
Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
Technology Transactions and Licensing
Investigations and Criminal Litigation

 

Born, Gary

Gary Born

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1020 (t)

gary.born@wilmerhale.com

Finizio, Steven P.

Steven P. Finizio

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1073 (t)

steven.finizio@wilmerhale.com

Miles, Wendy J.

Wendy J. Miles

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1000 (t)

wendy.miles@wilmerhale.com

Pierce, John V.H.

John V.H. Pierce

Partner

+1 212 230 8829 (t)

john.pierce@wilmerhale.com

Pollard, Stephen

Stephen Pollard

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1006 (t)

stephen.pollard@wilmerhale.com

Schwarz, Franz T.

Franz T. Schwarz

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)

franz.schwarz@wilmerhale.com

Franz T. Schwarz

Franz T. Schwarz

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)

franz.schwarz@wilmerhale.com

Speller, Duncan

Duncan Speller

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1084 (t)

duncan.speller@wilmerhale.com

Trenor, John A.

John A. Trenor

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1555 (t)

john.trenor@wilmerhale.com

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Paul Oberhammer

Of Counsel

+44 (0)20 7872 1028 (t)

paul.oberhammer@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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April 1, 2014

Important Changes to the UK’s Competition Regime

Changes to UK Competition Law: As from today, the prosecution no longer needs to prove dishonesty to convict an individual of the criminal cartel offence in the UK. The change is intended to make it easier to prosecute individuals for cartel behaviour; to date, the authorities have had little success in securing convictions. Today also marks the coming into being of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The CMA replaces the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading. While there are some procedural changes, the UK’s civil enforcement of competition law will not change substantially.

April 1, 2014

Gary Born Named as 2014 ILO Client Choice Award Recipient for Arbitration in the UK

Gary Born, Chair of the firm's International Arbitration Group, has been named exclusive recipient of the 2014 Client Choice Award for Arbitration in the UK from International Law Office.

March 20, 2014

Firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group Argues First Free Speech Case in African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

On March 20 and 21, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights heard the first freedom of expression case in the Court's history.

March 14, 2014

Chambers & Partners Recognizes WilmerHale in its 2014 Global Edition

Thirty-one WilmerHale lawyers have been named among the “World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global. In addition to these individual accolades, 13 of the firm’s practice areas were also recognized.

March 11, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Arbitrators, Not Courts, are Entitled to Interpret Local Litigation Requirements in Bilateral Investment Treaties

March 3, 2014

Selected 2014 Public Offerings and Rule 144A Placements

In 2013, we handled more than 40 public offerings and Rule 144A placements raising approximately $20 billion, for leading companies in life sciences, technology, financial services, communications and other industries.

March 3, 2014

Selected 2014 Venture Financings As Company Counsel

In 2013, we served as counsel in more than 300 venture financings raising approximately $2.5 billion, including some of the largest and most prominent deals of the year.

March 3, 2014

Selected 2014 M&A Transactions

In 2013, we advised clients throughout the United States and Europe on more than 75 M&A transactions, providing guidance in areas including corporate, securities, antitrust and tax.

March 1, 2014

Interview with Gary Born on International Commercial Arbitration

Please join us for a live interview with Gary Born on the forthcoming second edition of International Commercial Arbitration, presented in conjunction with Wolters Kluwer.

February 26, 2014

Maxi Scherer Appointed Global Professor at NYU Law Abroad in Paris

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 arbitrationinternship@wilmerhale.com. 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
maxi.scherer@wilmerhale.com

Stephanie Sarzana
Counsel
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1626
stephanie.sarzana@wilmerhale.com

Olga Braeuer
Senior Associate
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1613
olga.braeuer@wilmerhale.com

Dr. Sarah Ganz
Senior Associate
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1527
sarah.ganz@wilmerhale.com

Sabrina Lee
Senior Associate
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1652
sabrina.lee@wilmerhale.com

Valeriya Kirsey
Associate
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1668
valeriya.kirsey@wilmerhale.com