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Charlie Caher

Partner

Caher, Charlie

Charlie Caher is a partner in the Firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. He joined the Firm in 2008. Mr. Caher is based in the London office, where he practices International Arbitration and English High Court Litigation.

Practice

Mr. Caher has represented clients in numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under all major arbitral institutions, and in most major civil and common law jurisdictions, including London, Paris, Stockholm, Singapore, The Hague, Bermuda and Brunei). 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.

Honors & Awards

  • Featured in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration and named a leading arbitrator in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2018—a guide profiling the foremost practitioners in the arbitration community, with clients citing him as a "highly intelligent and incredibly thorough lawyer" who is "very responsive and able to comprehend and process complicated issues."
  • Listed as a “Next Generation Lawyer” for International Arbitration in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 UK. Mr. Caher was described as “incredibly intelligent.”

Recent Highlights

  • Representing a major US oil and gas exploration company in a US$ 300 million ICC arbitration sited in London regarding a drilling rig dispute in West Africa.
  • Representing a European supplier of technologies and services in a US$ 150 million ICC construction arbitration sited in Lima arising from a hydro power project in South America.
  • Representing one of the shareholders in a US$ 100 million UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitration concerning a failed telecommunications joint venture in SE Asia.
  • Representing a Brazilian ethanol producer in a US$ 100 million ICC arbitration sited in London concerning a dispute arising out of the construction of an ethanol plant in Brazil.
  • Representing a major European oil and gas company in a complex US$ 2 billion ICC gas price review arbitration sited in Stockholm.
  • Representing a prominent US university in a US$ 120 million UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitration sited in London concerning a disputed gift donation.
  • Representing a US confectionary producer in a US$ 200 million SIAC arbitration sited in Hong Kong with a Chinese counterparty arising from a M&A dispute.
  • Representing a world-leading car manufacturer in a US$ 2 billion ICC arbitration sited in London.
  • Representing a valuation agent in a US$ 140 million LCIA arbitration sited in London regarding a liability dispute arising from the collapse of a hedge fund.
  • Representing a US oil company in a series of parallel LCIA political risk insurance disputes against multiple insurers arising from an expropriation event in Latin America.
  • Representing a North American company in a UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitration sited in Bermuda concerning insurance coverage disputes.

Professional Activities

Mr. Caher has been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School's London campus, where he taught the International Commercial Arbitration course.

Mr. Caher has gained his Higher Rights of Audience and is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).

Publications & News

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December 8, 2017

Who's Who Legal: Arbitration Recognizes 18 WilmerHale Lawyers in 2018 Edition

The 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration has recognized 18 WilmerHale lawyers for their industry-leading experience in international arbitration.

October 12, 2017

The Legal 500 UK Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices in 2017 Edition

In the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 UK, WilmerHale is named a top-tier firm for dispute resolution - international arbitration and crime, fraud and licensing - fraud: white-collar crime, and is recommended in four other practice areas. The guide also names five partners to its "Leading lawyers" list, and recognizes a total of 11 of the firm's London-based lawyers.

July 24, 2017

International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration

Steven Finizio and Charlie Caher are contributing editors to The International Comparative Legal Guide: to International Arbitration 2017. Franz Schwarz, Krystyna Khripkova, Jim Carter, John Pierce, Charlie Caher, Jonathan Lim and John McMillan also contributed chapters.

January 23, 2017

The Evaluation of Witness Evidence in Time-Limited Arbitral Proceedings: The Chess-Clock and the Rule in Browne v. Dunn

An article by Charlie Caher and John McMillan, included in the Young Arbitration Review, Edition 24, January 2017.

January 3, 2017

WilmerHale Announces 2017 Partner Elevations and Recognizes New Special Counsel

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners, as well as to recognize our new special counsel.

July 29, 2016

Class, Collective and Mass Claims in Arbitration

A chapter by Charlie Caher and Jonathan Lim, included in the 2016 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

July 29, 2016

England & Wales

A chapter by Charlie Caher and John McMillan, included in the 2016 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

July 29, 2016

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2016

Steven Finizio and Charlie Caher are contributing editors to The International Comparative Legal Guide: to International Arbitration 2016; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

July 28, 2015

Emergency Arbitration: The Default Option for Pre-Arbitral Relief?

A chapter by Charlie Caher and John McMillan, included in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

July 28, 2015

England & Wales

A chapter by Charlie Caher and Michael Howe, included in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

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Education

Graduate Diploma, 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

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