Charlie regularly advises on international law, commercial and media disputes.
He has much public international law experience, in particular of international sanctions and the impact they can have on prominent individuals and enterprises. He also advises on international arbitration.
Charlie has managed many commercial cases for his clients, including contractual, banking and professional negligence disputes. Of particular note is his work advising large corporates on entry into large-value ‘toxic’ FX hedging products and numerous claims for individuals and corporates against banks in relation to the mis-sale of interest rate hedging products.
Charlie often advises on commercial disputes which also contain a reputational element, as well as working with Carter-Ruck’s media team on libel, privacy and data protection disputes (both pre- and post-publication) for high-profile, celebrity, corporate and high and ultra-high net worth individuals. He also has experience of election disputes, the phone hacking litigation, harassment claims, intellectual property disputes, regulatory investigations and insolvency.
Charlie’s qualities include great attention to detail, strategic and creative thinking and a highly sympathetic approach to clients and their specific concerns.
Charlie is highlighted as a key lawyer in Legal 500 and has written extensively for key publications.
- Global Investigation Review’s Guide to Sanctions (First Edition, August 2020) which clearly dissects UN Sanctions in a practical and concise manner.
- Report on the UK implementation of the first autonomous sanctions for human rights abuses (co-written with Guy Martin and Blackstone Chambers).
- Law Society Gazette: After the election: all change for UK sanctions litigation?
- Butterworths’ Journal of International Banking and Financial Law examining potential changes in the legal landscape which may make it easier for companies to bring claims against banks in relation to mis-sold products and investments.
- Global Trade Review analysing the UK sanctions framework post Brexit.
- Financial Regulation International examining the potential causes of action available to investors in dark pools that consider they may have suffered loss at the hands of HFT firms.
- The Law Society Gazette on a judgment in the Suremime Ltd v Barclays litigation regarding tortious claims against a bank for allegedly failing to carry out a review into the mis-sale of IRHPs in accordance with the agreement reached between that bank and the FCA. The article can be found here
- The New Law Journal analysing the Holmcroft Judicial Review application on the role of the Independent Reviewer in the IRHP Review.
- The Law Society Gazette on challenging sanctions designations in the UK.
- Charlie was the lead associate on applications before the European General Court and Court of Justice to annul financial sanctions imposed on the former president of Egypt and members of his family.
- Charlie was the lead associate advising on a multi-million-pound professional negligence dispute against a firm of solicitors
- He was lead associate on a multi-jurisdictional property and securities dispute spanning Indonesia, Hong Kong, the United States, Germany and the UK.
- Charlie was part of the team advising Al Jazeera Media Network on its ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Arab Republic of Egypt for damages pursuant to Egypt’s breach of a bi-lateral investment treaty.
- Charlie was lead associate advising on a multi-jurisdictional shareholder dispute involving complex corporate ownership of high value property in Zanzibar. This dispute encompassed claims in unfair prejudice, breach of contract, breach of director’s duties and unlawful means conspiracy.
- He was lead associate in a post-publication libel claim against the Mirror on behalf of a high-profile celebrity.
- He was the lead associate on an action against the Conservative Party in relation to the rights of one of its members to be appointed as an MEP, a dispute which encompassed claims for breach of contract as well as principles of judicial review and wider election law.
- He was the lead associate advising a large corporate on its obligations under an agency agreement relating to the sale of a large portfolio of properties.
- Charlie was the lead associate advising on post-publication action against the publisher and author of a high profile book.
- He was the lead associate advising on an erroneous implication of a client in the EU’s Syrian sanctions regime through mistaken identity.
- Charlie was the lead associate advising on the implications of a US sanctions listing and navigating a challenge to the US Treasury in respect of the same.