Partner Charles Schmerler practices in the New York office’s litigation and international groups and is a member of the Global Litigation Steering Committee. He has extensive experience representing foreign and domestic clients, including financial institutions and financial services providers, private equity funds, corporations and governments, in both finance matters and dispute resolution. He has acted as lead counsel in arbitrations before the AAA and International Chamber of Commerce, and has appeared regularly before Federal and State trial and appellate courts located in New York and other jurisdictions throughout the United States.
Mr. Schmerler serves as lead counsel to major domestic and foreign financial institutions and funds for US litigation and arbitration, and has represented financial institutions, corporations and governments in litigation and arbitration in the US and abroad. He represents private equity funds in a wide range of matters, including disputes resulting from investments in a broad scope of industries, and has represented major international banks in cross-border financings and restructurings, including in their capacities as trustees and fiduciaries in bankruptcy. He has served as lead counsel on behalf of over twenty foreign and domestic financial institution creditors of a large multinational corporation in parallel bankruptcy proceedings in the United States and Brazil, and has advised trustees and creditors in restructurings in Argentina, Mexico and elsewhere. He serves as litigation counsel to a major foreign bank in connection with its multi-billion dollar portfolio of subprime mortgages and related instruments. His experience extends as well to representing government and corporate clients in international debt restructurings, Chapter 11 proceedings, financings and letter of credit matters.