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.
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.
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).
- 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.
- 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.”
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Graduate Diploma, Law, BPP Law School, 2004with Commendation
Diploma, Legal Practice, BPP Law School, 2003with Commendation
MA (Oxon.), Modern History, University of Oxford, 2002
England and Wales, Solicitor