Charlie is a partner in our commercial disputes team, and handles large, complex, commercial disputes and investigations, normally 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 privacy and cyber security issues and advises businesses on investigations, regulatory issues, litigation, and risk and reputation 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 latest legal directories say that Charlie has "huge amounts of litigation and mediation experience", and is "exceptionally responsive, providing spot-on, pragmatic advice".
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.
Global technology companies
Being regularly retained by various household name global technology companies to resolve multi-million pound IT outsourcing and other technology disputes;
Major insurance company
Advised on a litigation and investigations strategy following a business critical data / cyber breach perpetrated by existing and former employees.
Global adtech company
Acting for a global adtech company in multi-million pound litigation (including an application for an anti-suit injunction) in London and California against activist shareholders;
Acting for Knorr-Bremse in complex litigation concerning the Toulouse Metro in France;
Advised on a multi-million pound High Court claim concerning electricity trading.
Acting for a London Stock Exchange listed company in an internal investigation into an alleged multi-million pound fraud and associated warranty and indemnity claims under share purchase agreements;
Major financial institution
Acting for a major financial institution in a complex series of claims flowing from tax avoidance structures.