The 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration has recognized 18 WilmerHale lawyers for their industry-leading experience in international arbitration: Partners Gary Born, Charlie Caher, Steven Finizio, Rachael Kent, John Pierce, Franz Schwarz and Duncan Speller; Senior Counsel James Carter; Special Counsel Professor Dr. Paul Oberhammer and Professor Dr. Maxi Scherer; Counsel Michelle Bock, Olga Braeuer, Sarah Ganz, Michael Howe, Helmut Ortner and Amélie Skierka; and Associates Jonathan Lim and Victoria Narancio.
We are particularly proud to announce that, following “comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide,” Charlie Caher, Duncan Speller, Michelle Bock, Olga Braeuer, Sarah Ganz, Michael Howe, Helmut Ortner, Amélie Skierka, Jonathan Lim and Victoria Narancio were singled out as “Future Leaders,” receiving the highest recognition of their peers in the under-45 category. Gary Born and Franz Schwarz were separately recognized as “Thought Leaders” in the field, a category reserved for the highest number of peer nominations globally.
In its “Arbitration 2018: Analysis,” Who's Who Legal:Arbitration highlighted the work of four lawyers from the firm's London office:
- Gary Born is described by sources as “a legendary attorney in the field of international arbitration” and as “excellent on all counts.” One source notes, “He literally wrote the book on it.”
- Franz Schwarz is “definitely a prominent figure” in the market, commended as “a very bright individual, an impressive lawyer and talented advocate” and an “outstanding arbitrator.”
- Steven Finizio is renowned for his world-class international arbitration practice, and wins high praise from sources, one of whom commends his “comprehensive and expert handling of energy disputes.”
- Maxi Scherer is described as “one of the very best” in both commercial and investment arbitration proceedings and “an excellent academic and arbitrator.”
About Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP's International Arbitration Practice
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP offers one of the world's premier international arbitration and dispute resolution practices, covering virtually all forms of international arbitration and dispute resolution. The firm is experienced in handling disputes administered under a wide variety of institutional rules, including the ICC, AAA, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and ICSID rules. The firm also has extensive experience with more specialised forms of institutional arbitration and ad hoc arbitrations. WilmerHale's lawyers have been involved in arbitrations sited across the world, and the group has handled disputes governed by the laws of more than 70 different legal systems. Our international arbitration group has been involved in more than 650 proceedings in recent years and we have successfully represented clients in four of the largest, most complex arbitrations in the history of the ICC and several of the most significant ad hoc arbitrations to arise in the past decade.