Charlie Lightfoot

Charlie Lightfoot
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders - Partners

Charlie Lightfoot is co-chair of Jenner & Block’s international arbitration practice and serves as managing partner of the London office.

Charlie has extensive experience handling notable international arbitrations concerning claims running to many hundreds of millions of dollars. He has appeared as advocate both in the English High Court and in many arbitral proceedings. He is also a frequent speaker and author concerning matters of international arbitration and both private and public international law.

His recent experience includes advising on international disputes in a variety of sectors, including energy, defence, infrastructure and telecommunications. He handles both commercial and investment arbitrations. Many of his engagements are confidential, but among numerous other matters, he has recently represented an oil major in an international arbitration concerning a substantial acquisition in the downstream sector and a foreign real estate investor in proceedings against an East European state under a bilateral investment treaty.

An English-qualified solicitor advocate, Charlie is recommended for international arbitration in The Legal 500 UK. Descriptions by clients include that he “cuts to the chase”, “listens to clients’ needs” and displays “impressive advocacy skills”.

WWL says: Charlie Lightfoot is "a well-known and effective advocate", whom sources endorse for his "brilliant strategic mind and masterful advocacy".

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