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WilmerHale's London office was established more than 40 years ago. Our London team is 50 strong and focuses specifically on international arbitration, investigations and criminal litigation, financial services enforcement and intellectual property litigation. With lawyers qualified in the United Kingdom, United States and many of the major European and other jurisdictions, the office has a pronounced pan-European and transatlantic orientation that is reflected both in its work and its culture.

Our London-based international arbitration and dispute resolution practice is world-renowned and has been involved in some of the largest, most complex and challenging international arbitrations to arise in recent years. Our UK investigations and criminal litigation lawyers advise on all aspects of criminal and regulatory investigations, working across jurisdictions on matters such as fraud, insider dealing, market abuse, bribery and corruption, cartel defense and corporate investigations. Our London IP litigation practice advises clients across the full range of intellectual property disputes, including those relating to patents, breach of confidence and trade secrets, trademarks, passing off, domain names, copyright, registered designs and design right.

Learn more about the areas on which we focus:

International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property Litigation
UK Investigations and Criminal Litigation


We have established a Brexit Group to advise clients on all legal aspects related to the UK leaving the European Union, in particular on competition law, state aid, market access, energy, data protection, intellectual property and trade matters. Find out more about our Brexit Group.


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Born, Gary

Gary Born


+44 (0)20 7872 1020 (t)

Caher, Charlie

Charlie Caher


+44 (0)20 7872 1633 (t)

Finizio, Steven P.

Steven P. Finizio


+44 (0)20 7872 1073 (t)

Pierce, John V.H.

John V.H. Pierce


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Pollard, Stephen

Stephen Pollard


+44 (0)20 7872 1006 (t)

Schwarz, Franz T.

Franz T. Schwarz


+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)

Shade, Matthew

Matthew Shade, PhD


+44 (0)20 7872 1079 (t)

Speller, Duncan

Duncan Speller


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Trenor, John A.

John A. Trenor


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Trenton, Anthony

Anthony Trenton


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Publications & News


March 20, 2018

Chambers Europe 2018 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

Twelve WilmerHale lawyers and three firm practices have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business.

March 16, 2018

WilmerHale Recognized for Outstanding International Lawyers and Practices in Chambers Global 2018

In the 2018 edition of Chambers Global, 33 WilmerHale lawyers were named among “The World's Leading Lawyers for Business."

February 15, 2018

WilmerHale Assists South Pacific International Arbitration Conference Organized by the ADB, UNCITRAL and the Fiji Government

Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration practice group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Senior Associate Jonathan Lim and Visiting Foreign Lawyer Ana Tuiketei contributed to a regional international arbitration conference jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, and the Fiji Government.

November 8, 2017

A better view of “A Better View”: What Steward's speech tells us about the future of FCA investigations

A blog post by Leila Gaafar, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog on November 8, 2017.

November 3, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers, Practices Recognized for Outstanding Work and Reputation by Chambers UK 2018

Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2018 ranked six WilmerHale lawyers and five practices for outstanding work and reputation.

October 27, 2017

WilmerHale Ranks No. 1 on Global Investigations Review's List of Top Investigations Practices

WilmerHale has climbed to the top of Global Investigations Review's list of the world's 30 leading investigations and compliance practices.

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.

September 15, 2017

Alison Geary Named to Global Investigations Review's “40 Under 40” List

London-based Counsel Alison Geary has been named to Global Investigations Review's prestigious “40 Under 40” listing of the world's leading young investigations lawyers.

August 4, 2017

A Tired Proposal: Should We Worry (Yet Again) About the Future of the UK's Serious Fraud Office?

An article by Alison Geary and Lloyd Firth, published in Of Counsel, discusses the perceived precarious future of the Serious Fraud Office.

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.

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized 27 WilmerHale lawyers and 17 practice areas that span five different regions in its 2017 edition.
  • Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2018 ranked six WilmerHale lawyers and five practice for outstanding work and reputation. Among the exceptional lawyers recognized, Gary Born was once again singled-out as the "Star Individual" for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration.
  • Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 recognized 12 WilmerHale lawyers and five practice areas in its 2017 edition.
  • Franz Schwarz, partner at WilmerHale, was awarded the inaugural Swiss Arbitration Association's (ASA) Prize for Advocacy in International Arbitration. The award, established in 2008, was given for the first time at ASA's annual conference in Geneva on 29 January 2010.
  • The Lawyer listed WilmerHale in the top 10 of their annual list of the top 50 litigation practices globally. WilmerHale International Arbitration Partner Gary Born is highlighted for his work in achieving a favorable result in an arbitration against the government of Sudan in a dispute over the definition and delimitation of the Abyei Area.
  • The European/The Legal 500 UK frequently ranks the firm in this series of referral guides focusing on each of the Asia Pacific, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and US markets. In the 2016 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 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 London office, 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 "The Intern Committee" at We encourage you to send applications at least nine to twelve months in advance. 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

Dr. Daniel G. Costelloe
Senior Associate
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1590

Kevin J. Huber
Senior Associate
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1505

Marleen Krueger
Senior Associate
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1045

Marija Scekic
Senior Associate
International Arbitration
49 Park Lane
London W1K 1PS UK
+44 (0)20 7872 1024