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Charlie is an experienced corporate solicitor focusing on private capital, working closely with companies and individuals across a variety of different sectors.

Charlie advises private businesses and those investing in, acquiring, and exiting them – as well as providing advice around matters of ongoing governance.

Charlie has a particular focus advising owner-managed businesses and their shareholders throughout their lifecycle and on exit.

He also has an extensive knowledge of the regulated M&A sector, acting for sellers and buyers of regulated entities.

Charlie is listed as a key adviser on M&A from £10m - £100m by Legal500. He joined Farrer & Co after beginning his career with Slaughter and May, including spending six months in their Hong Kong office

Reported cases or work highlights

Acted for the sellers of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand – a purposeful growth consultancy in the US and London, with clients including Airbnb, LinkedIn, Peloton, and more.

Acted on the sale of a leading European financial services technology business.

Acted for a prominent venture capital firm on the acquisition of an environmental technology business.

Awards and accolades

Charlie is listed as a key adviser on M&A from £10m - £100m in Legal500 2023.

Memberships and affiliations

Charlie is a member of AIJA, the leading International Association of Young Lawyers.


Charlie is regularly quoted in business publications, including Financier Worldwide and The Athletic.

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