Charlie Mercer

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Charlie Mercer is an associate in the Dispute Resolution Group of the Firm's London office. His practice focusses on commercial litigation and international arbitration, with a particular interest in civil fraud, freezing orders and post-judgment enforcement.

Charlie's experience includes acting for clients in litigation before the English Courts and in offshore common law jurisdictions, as well as in arbitral proceedings under the LCIA and ICC rules. He works with clients from a variety of sectors, including financial services and telecommunications.

Charlie was seconded to the dispute resolution team of a global investment bank and has also spent time on secondment to the Firm's Paris office.

Charlie is committed to pro bono work. His experience includes acting for a charity bringing claims against two licensees.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Solicitor Advocate (Higher Rights of Audience)
Education
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School, London
Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP Law School, London
MPhil
Pembroke College

University of Oxford

MA
University of Edinburgh
Languages
English
French

Experience

A shareholder in a large telecommunications company
Representing a shareholder in a large telecommunications company in relation to ICC arbitration proceedings in Paris worth in excess of US$3 billion, and also ancillary proceedings in the British Virgin Islands (where in support of the arbitration White & Case obtained the largest worldwide freezing order ever granted in that jurisdiction), as well as in the Netherlands.

A complex fraud-based dispute
Acting for a UK-regulated bank in a complex fraud-based dispute arising from the enforcement of a share pledge given as security for a €150 million loan.

A misrepresentation claim
Advising a merchant banking business in an investment dispute involving claims of misrepresentation.

A shareholder in a Turkish mobile phone operator
Representing the owner of a controlling stake in Turkey's leading mobile phone operator in LCIA arbitration proceedings concerning the disputed ownership of a US$1.5 billion stake in the operator.

A loss estimate procedure
Advising a large media company in relation to a pre-arbitration loss estimate procedure arising out of a share purchase agreement.