Charlene Warner

Charlene Warner

U.S. Associate, New York

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Charlene is an Associate in Linklaters’ U.S. Dispute Resolution Practice. She represents global companies, large financial institutions and other multinational players in international arbitration, investigations and complex commercial litigation.

Earlier in her career, Charlene worked in three international arbitration institutions in Singapore and New York. She also trained in the international arbitration group of a magic circle firm in Paris where she worked on investor-state and commercial arbitration matters.

Work highlights
  • Global mining company: advising a successful defense before the Delaware Court of Chancery and successfully defending a subsequent appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court in an appraisal proceeding following a major U.S. acquisition.
  • Chilean joint venture: advising in an ICC arbitration brought by international engineering companies involving an engineering, procurement and construction contract of a powerplant.
  • West African sovereign: advising in federal litigation to enforce a foreign arbitral award.
  • Financial institution: advising in federal antitrust proceedings alleging conspiracy to manipulate benchmark currency exchange rates.
  • Multinational conglomerate: representation in a fraud and cybersecurity matter involving a sophisticated cross-border phishing attack.
  • Philippine NGO: pro bono representation in an investigation by the USAID.

Professional experience

Prior to joining Linklaters, Charlene served as an Assistant Counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre in Singapore, as a Case Counsel in the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and as the Dispute Resolution Manager at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution in New York. She also worked with the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris, France, advising on investor-state and international commercial arbitration matters.

Education and qualifications

Charlene studied political science and law at the University of the Philippines and has an LLM with merit in Energy and Natural Resources Law from Queen Mary University of London. She obtained her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, at Brooklyn Law School achieving a certificate in International Law with distinction and was an Associate Managing Editor at the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. Charlene also represented Brooklyn Law School at the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.

Charlene speaks English and Tagalog fluently and is conversant in French and Spanish.