Charles is an Associate in the Commercial department of Osborne Clarke’s Paris office.
He provides legal advice in E.U. and French law on anticompetitive practices (unlawful exchanges of information, restraints to online sales of products, boycott), restrictive practices (sudden termination of commercial relations, significant imbalance, sanction of parallel trade in selective distribution networks) and unfair competition practices (parasitism, denigration). He drafts distribution contracts, franchise contracts in particular, and provides legal advice on compliance to E.U. and French distribution law. Experienced in dispute resolution, Charles handles complex litigation cases before the French competition Authority and French civil and commercial courts.
Charles has been a member of the Paris bar since November 2012. Before joining Osborne Clarke, he has spent four years as an associate in Redlink. He had previously been a trainee at Freshfields Paris in the competition law department and in the French niche competition law firm Grall & Associés. He graduated from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University and Paris-Dauphine University, from which he holds a Master’s degree in European and International Business Law.
Charles used to be teaching assistant to Professor Emmanuelle Claudel at Paris II Panthéon-Assas University in E.U. Internal Market law.
He is a member and former president of the young lawyers section of the AFEC, one of the two main French competition law professional associations. He is the author of an article about compensation of competitive damages before the French courts (Concurrences n°4-2014, p. 91).