Charlie Lightfoot is the managing partner of the London office and chair of the firm's International Arbitration Practice. He has extensive experience handling high-value complex claims in both international arbitration and commercial litigation proceedings.
Mr. Lightfoot has appeared as advocate both in the English High Court and in many arbitral proceedings. His international arbitration practice encompasses both commercial and investor/state work. His recent experience includes advising on international disputes in a variety of sectors, including energy, defence, infrastructure, mining and telecommunications. He is also a frequent speaker and author concerning matters of international arbitration and both private and public international law.
Mr. Lightfoot is listed in the annual Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration guide featuring the foremost arbitration practitioners aged 45 and under, which notes that he is "a well-known and effective advocate" endorsed for his "brilliant strategic mind and masterful advocacy". He is also ranked by Chambers and Partners UK, named a "leading individual" by The Legal 500 UK and included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for his work in international arbitration.
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