United Kingdom REGIONAL PRACTICES

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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Finizio, Steven P.

Steven P. Finizio

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1073 (t)

steven.finizio@wilmerhale.com

Schwarz, Franz T.

Franz T. Schwarz

Vice Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group

+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)

franz.schwarz@wilmerhale.com

Born, Gary

Gary Born

Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group

+44 (0)20 7872 1020 (t)

gary.born@wilmerhale.com

Speller, Duncan

Duncan Speller

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1084 (t)

duncan.speller@wilmerhale.com

Trenton, Anthony

Anthony Trenton

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1005 (t)

anthony.trenton@wilmerhale.com

Pollard, Stephen

Stephen Pollard

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1006 (t)

stephen.pollard@wilmerhale.com

Caher, Charlie

Charlie Caher

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1633 (t)

charlie.caher@wilmerhale.com

Born, Gary

Gary Born

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1020 (t)

gary.born@wilmerhale.com

Caher, Charlie

Charlie Caher

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1633 (t)

charlie.caher@wilmerhale.com

Finizio, Steven P.

Steven P. Finizio

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1073 (t)

steven.finizio@wilmerhale.com

Pollard, Stephen

Stephen Pollard

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1006 (t)

stephen.pollard@wilmerhale.com

Schwarz, Franz T.

Franz T. Schwarz

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1025 (t)

franz.schwarz@wilmerhale.com

Speller, Duncan

Duncan Speller

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1084 (t)

duncan.speller@wilmerhale.com

Trenor, John A.

John A. Trenor

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1555 (t)

john.trenor@wilmerhale.com

Trenton, Anthony

Anthony Trenton

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1005 (t)

anthony.trenton@wilmerhale.com

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Paul Oberhammer

Of Counsel

+44 (0)20 7872 1028 (t)

paul.oberhammer@wilmerhale.com

O'Daly, Cormac

Cormac O'Daly

Special Counsel

+44 (0)20 7872 1534 (t)

cormac.o'daly@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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June 20, 2017

The Brexit Negotiations (1): What is the EU's Opening Position?

The Brexit negotiations started yesterday. After months of speculation as to what will be their focus, it may be useful to recall the European Union's opening position and the United Kingdom's opening position.

April 6, 2017

Compliance Officer Liability: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

An article by Christopher David, originally published by Compliance Monitor and also published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

March 21, 2017

WilmerHale Recognized for Outstanding International Lawyers and Practices in Chambers Global 2017

Chambers Global has named 27 WilmerHale lawyers among "The World's Leading Lawyers for Business" in its 2017 edition.

February 21, 2017

Lessons learned from the Rolls-Royce Deferred Prosecution Agreement

A blog post by Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

February 20, 2017

Welcome changes to the Enforcement Process: more streamlined, efficient and transparent

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

February 13, 2017

WilmerHale 2016 in Review

As we look back on 2016, we thank you for another successful year in which we were privileged to represent an extraordinary lineup of innovators, institutions and industry leaders.

January 31, 2017

Government’s Response to IDC Report Hints at the Direction of Future Anti-Corruption Policy

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

January 26, 2017

Aim for the crime, shoot for the cover-up: the SFO secures a conviction for destroying evidence

A blog post by Lloyd Firth, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

December 5, 2016

ICC Report on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration

On 9 November 2016, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR published a report of a two-year study by the ICC Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration that examined the use of both international commercial and investor-state arbitration by financial institutions in a wide range of activities. Steven Finizio, Manuel Casas, Jonathan Lim, and Rina See consider the ICC's report and summarize the Task Force's findings and recommendations in this article published by Lexis®PSL Arbitration.

November 14, 2016

Money talks: should the UK introduce financial incentives for whistleblowers?

A blog post by Leila Gaafar, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. U.K. blog.

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