WilmerHale's UK team focuses on international arbitration and dispute resolution, investigations and criminal litigation, financial services enforcement, and intellectual property litigation.

With lawyers qualified in the United Kingdom, United States, many of the major European jurisdictions and other parts of the world, the office has a pronounced global orientation that is reflected both in its work and its culture. Our 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 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 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.


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Schwarz, Franz T.

Franz T. Schwarz

Vice Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group

+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)


Born, Gary

Gary Born

Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group

+44 (0)20 7872 1020 (t)


Born, Gary

Gary Born


+44 (0)20 7872 1020 (t)


Finizio, Steven P.

Steven P. Finizio


+44 (0)20 7872 1073 (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)


Trenton, Anthony

Anthony Trenton


+44 (0)20 7872 1005 (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

Professor Dr. Maxi Scherer

Special Counsel

+44 (0)20 7872 1067 (t)


Publications & News


September 21, 2016

Professor Maxi Scherer at The Hague Academy of International Law Summer Course 2016

The Academy of International Law, seated at the Peace Palace in The Hague, is the world's leading academic institution of public and private international law. This year, more than 500 students from around the globe attended the Academy.

September 19, 2016

The Legal 500 UK Recognizes Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP as a Top-Tier Firm

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 guide also names four partners to its "Leading lawyers" list, and recognizes a total of nine of the firm's London-based lawyers.

September 16, 2016

WilmerHale Named Industry's Most Impressive Investigations Practice by GIR

WilmerHale has been named the Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year by Global Investigations Review for its cross-border work in both high-profile internal and government-led investigations.

August 8, 2016

DARK POOLS – The FCA’s Thematic Review

A blog post by David Rundle, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

July 26, 2016

New confiscation recommendations: a price worth paying? 

A blog post by Michael Roach, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

July 20, 2016

The Effect of Brexit on UK Intellectual Property Protection and the Unified Patent Court and Practical Steps to Be Taken Now and in the Future

The UK has voted to leave the European Union. This will not affect the UK's position as one of the most important IP jurisdictions in Europe. However, leaving the European Union will have an impact on substantive IP law in the UK.

July 12, 2016

United Kingdom: handling internal investigations

An extract by Stephen Pollard, Christopher David and Elly Proudlock from "The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2016," published by Global Investigations Review.

July 11, 2016

Audit enforcement: the FRC gets more teeth

In this article published by Economia, Elly Proudlock explores the implications of the Financial Reporting Council's updated status as the UK's competent authority for the regulation of statutory audit, including enforcement.

July 4, 2016

Lawyers and section 2 interviews

Elly Proudlock discusses the Serious Fraud Office's new operational guidance on the presence of lawyers at section 2 interviews in this article published by The Law Society Gazette.

June 24, 2016

Brexit – Major Upheaval and Change

As the UK leaves the EU, in light of the seismic result of the recent United Kingdom referendum, there will be an immense amount to do, for the UK and the remaining EU, and for companies that are either based in, or have interests in the UK.

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