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Charlotte Benton

Charlotte Benton

Registered Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales)

Charlotte advises corporates, banks and other financial institutions on complex commercial disputes.



Charlotte acts for clients across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on banks, financial buyers and other financial institutions. She has first-hand experience of financial firms, from her secondments to UBS's litigation and regulatory enforcement team in Hong Kong for one year and to Man Group in London for six months. She also completed a seat with our funds team during her training contract.

Charlotte advises on a variety of complex, cross-border matters, including contractual, banking and fraud disputes. Her experience includes litigation, arbitration, mediation and regulatory investigations.

Charlotte's experience includes advising:

  • Societe Generale on a US$1.5 billion claim in the English Commercial Court by the Libyan Investment Authority, relating to a series of derivative trades, including allegations of bribery and intimidation
  • UBS in its successful defence of English Commercial Court and Court of Appeal proceedings by the Administrators of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander relating to a US$65 million ISDA trade
  • a US investment bank in an English Commercial Court claim by an advisor for commission under an alleged consultancy agreement
  • a major cosmetics manufacturer on potential claims for breach of contract against its logistics provider



Charlotte qualified in England and Wales in 2016, after completing her training contract with Herbert Smith Freehills in London.

She studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge.