Charlie Lightfoot is the managing partner of the London office and chair of the firm's International Arbitration Practice. He has extensive experience handling notable international arbitrations in both the commercial and investor/state arenas concerning claims running to many hundreds of millions of dollars.
Mr. Lightfoot has appeared as advocate both in the English High Court and in many arbitral proceedings. His recent experience includes advising on international disputes in a variety of sectors, including energy, defence, infrastructure 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". In 2019, he was named a "leading individual" for International Arbitration by The Legal 500 UK, with clients noting that he “transforms clients' needs into something that adds value to claims. Charlie has also been included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for his work in international arbitration.
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