Charlie is a partner in our commercial disputes team, and handles large, complex, commercial disputes and investigations, often with a cross-border element.

He has particular expertise in resolving disputes concerning technology and the digital / online world.  He also handles disputes in other sectors, particularly at the cross-over between such sectors and the world of technology and the internet.  He is an expert on contentious cyber security issues and advises businesses on investigations, regulatory issues, litigation and risk management strategy in the immediate (and longer-term) aftermath of cyber security incidents, including major cross border data security breaches.

Charlie is retained at all stages of a dispute’s life-cycle, from the very early phases (to resolve issues commercially before they blow up) through to heavyweight strategic litigation, arbitration, injunctive actions and investigations.  The 2017 edition of the Legal 500 refers to Charlie as “a very good choice” for disputes relating to the technology and digital fields, and the 2017 edition of Chambers & Partners states that he “frequently leads on some of the litigation department’s most significant cases, and sources appreciate that “he provided pragmatic, commercial advice, not a treatise on law.”

Charlie has a first class degree in law (plus a degree in international relations), and qualified in September 2003. He is a member of the Society for Computers and Law. As a fluent Turkish speaker, he also co-heads Osborne Clarke’s Turkey Group.