Charles is a very experienced banking and finance lawyer who has worked both in London and the Far East.

His wide-ranging background includes acquisition finance, real estate finance, trade finance and associated areas. He has also completed Shari’ah-compliant transactions for large scale transactions in the London investment property market.

Charles has been heavily involved in issues that have arisen in the wake of the financial crisis, with an increased focus on regulatory developments and the resolution of bank-to-bank disputes.

In addition to his practice, Charles has written extensively on banking and financial issues. In particular, he has published five textbooks, most recently The Law and Practice of International Banking, a 1,000 page text published by Oxford University Press in March 2015.