Charles Rae is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Rae works within the Litigation & Trial Department in the firm’s international arbitration practice.
Mr. Rae advises clients from a range of industries and business sectors in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. He has experience representing clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitration and his diverse workload has included disputes in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Russia.
Mr. Rae’s practice also includes acting on behalf of clients in complex, multijurisdictional litigation disputes at both trial and appellate level.
Mr. Rae has previously clerked for two justices of the Federal Court of Australia and is a member of the LCIA Young International Arbitrator Group, the ICC Young Arbitrator Forum, HK45, and YSIAC.
Mr. Rae’s experience includes acting for and advising:
- A foreign investor in a gas pricing dispute arising out of joint operations conducted with a major European oil and gas company
- Royal Dutch Shell and Shell Petroleum Development Company in their successful defense of transnational human rights and environmental litigations identified by The Lawyer as among the most significant cases of 2016
- A European oil company in arbitration against Middle Eastern State entities
- A sovereign party in an investor-state dispute concerning a bank rescue program
- A national oil company in relation to a complex supply dispute
- A government business enterprise in defending claims made against it by a multinational consortium arising from delays associated with completion of a $1.8 billion water infrastructure project*
- The special purpose liquidator of a former ASX listed telecommunications company in relation to his investigation of the affairs of the company*
- A construction services company in appellate proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia defending a challenge to registration of common source intellectual property rights*
- An ASX listed company in a dispute with a State government in respect of timber supply contracts*
- A public company regarding its investigation into employee fraud and subsequent proceedings for recovery of misappropriated property*
- A large consumer goods retailer in their claim for injunctive relief to prevent the compulsory redemption of its shares in a national buying group*
- A construction company on claims arising from a corporate acquisition including claims against client’s former professional advisors and defending claims made by third parties under undisclosed cross-guarantees and other securities*
- A high-value individual defending a claim for damages in Federal Circuit Court of Australia alleging third party liability for breach of trust and knowing recipient of trust property*
*Matter completed prior to joining Latham & Watkins