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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


December 12, 2014

Gary Born Appointed Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing

Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and the world’s preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation, has been appointed a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing.

December 5, 2014

Firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group Helps Obtain Victory in Landmark Free Speech Case at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The firm's international arbitration and litigation practice obtained a significant judgment from the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights—the highest court in the African Union—in the first freedom of expression case in the Court's history.

November 19, 2014

WilmerHale Earns Perfect Score in Corporate Equality Index for Seventh Consecutive Year

For the seventh consecutive year, WilmerHale has earned a 100 percent rating in the annual Corporate Equality Index.

November 6, 2014

Gary Born Delivers 2014 Lalive Lecture, “A New Generation of International Adjudication: Reflections on Developments in International Law” in Geneva

The annual Lalive lecture series provides a forum for intellectual reflection on developments in the interface between public and private international law.

October 17, 2014

Q&A with Gary Born Featured in the Legal Business Disputes Yearbook 2014

Gary Born, chair of the firm's International Arbitration Practice Group and the world's preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation, discusses his career and his passion for his practice in a profile piece that was first published in the Legal Business Disputes Yearbook 2014.

October 3, 2014

The Legal 500 UK Honors WilmerHale with Top Rankings in 2014 Edition

The Legal 500, the United Kingdom's guide to outstanding lawyers, has again selected WilmerHale as a top-tier law firm in dispute resolution - international arbitration, and highly recommends the firm in nine other categories. The guide also names three lawyers to its "leading individuals" list, and recognizes a total of eight of the firm’s London-based lawyers

October 1, 2014

Revised LCIA Arbitration Rules

The London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) has revised its international arbitration rules. The LCIA's revised rules, came into force on 1 October 2014.

October 1, 2014

Sentencing of Corporate Offenders in the UK: A Practical Guide

On 1 October 2014, the Sentencing Council's Definitive Guideline for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offences came into force, providing for the first time a framework for the sentencing of corporate offenders in the UK.

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.  

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