Charlie Caher > WilmerHale > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Litigation; United Kingdom; International Arbitration; Construction and Infrastructure




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, with a particular focus on energy, construction, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and aerospace.

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.

Professional Activities

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).

Mr. Caher is a member of the ICC’s Arbitration and ADR Committee (UK), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an executive member of the London Chapter of Arbitration Ireland.


England and Wales, Solicitor


Graduate Diploma, Law, BPP Law School, 2004

Diploma, Legal Practice, BPP Law School, 2003

MA (Oxon.), Modern History, University of Oxford, 2002

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

The ‘truly specialist international arbitration practice group‘ within WilmerHale‘s London office has a leading market reputation for both commercial and investor-state arbitration work. With a track record of serving as counsel in over 675 arbitrations, practice chair Gary Born is ‘well known as the preeminent expert in international arbitration‘; Charlie Caher has particular experience in energy, construction, telecoms, insurance, joint venture and M&A-related disputes; Steven Finizio is an ‘incredibly knowledgeable and talented partner‘, who specialises in investment treaty and public international law issues; and Franz Schwarz has enviable experience in winning high-profile arbitration cases. The second line of key practitioners features ‘extraordinarily gifted lawyer and forceful advocate‘, Jonathan Lim, a triple-qualified English solicitor, Singapore advocate and New York lawyer, who was elevated from counsel to partner in January 2023.