Charles is a partner in the Litigation and Arbitration team in London and is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in the UK. His practice covers a broad range of financial services disputes and he enjoys a market leading reputation and practice in investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings. He is highly rated for both banking litigation and contentious regulatory work by the legal directories which, in recent years, have described him as “absolutely first rate”, “reassuringly clever, tactically astute and extremely pleasant”, “very impressive in terms of his ability to grasp the intricacies of complex financial products. His advice was always clear and confidence-inspiring” and “amazing. He’s extremely clever, has refined judgement and is extremely good at making clients feel he is on their side”.
Charles has extensive experience acting in banking and finance disputes but specialises in acting for corporates, financial institutions and individuals under investigation and in enforcement proceedings brought by a variety of regulatory bodies such as the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office, the Takeover Panel, HM Revenue & Customs, Lloyd’s of London and other regulatory bodies. He has been involved in many of the most high-profile market misconduct cases which have been brought by the FCA. In addition, he has considerable experience of managing multi-jurisdictional regulatory issues and investigations and of conducting internal investigations and reviews following the discovery of suspected compliance failures.
Key Practice Areas:
- Banking and financial services
- Commercial and transactions
- Commercial arbitration
- White collar crime
Last updated 30th November 2018