Charles is recognised as one of Australia’s leading corporate and M&A lawyers. He is repeatedly ranked as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, most recently in the 2015 edition.
Charles brings over 30 years’ experience and deep expertise to corporate transactions. He has a specific focus on mergers and acquisitions, divestments, restructures, IPOs, due diligence investigations, private equity, public company securities regulations, and corporate governance.
He holds, and has held, board positions in the for profit and NFP sectors, giving him a unique perspective into the practicalities of corporate governance and directorship.
Many of Charles’ clients are subsidiaries of transnational corporations. He is well versed in dealing with offshore management in assisting to deliver their objectives in Australia and has a particular interest in Asian sourced investment in Australia particularly in agribusiness.
Over the years, Charles has worked with clients in diverse industries including recruitment, education services, telecommunications, information technology, healthcare, life sciences, wine, sugar, rental equipment, transport and logistics, energy and resources, government trading enterprises, professional services and insurance broking.