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Charlie is an international arbitration lawyer specialising in energy and technology disputes. He helps clients to resolve complex international disputes across a range of jurisdictions.

Charlie advises energy and technology companies on a wide range of commercial disputes, including cross-border disputes, fraud claims, and post-M&A, joint venture, and shareholder disputes.

Charlie is recognized as a "strong practitioner" and "key lawyer" in Herbert Smith Freehills' international arbitration team by Legal 500 (International Arbitration UK) and was a finalist for the Rising Star in Innovation, Legal Week 2020 Award. Charlie's recent experience includes advising global technology companies, digital assets companies, energy majors, and cryptoasset companies in high-value and complex disputes.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • a global technology company in relation to contractual claims arising from a cross border and high value digital infrastructure project
  • a leading digital assets company in relation to shareholder and consumer disputes
  • a technology provider in a complex cross-border dispute in relation to a subsea cables project
  • a major oil company in parallel LCIA arbitrations regarding high value force majeure claims arising from the Covid-19 pandemic under agreements for the charter and operation of an FLNG vessel, including emergency arbitration proceedings
  • a technology scale-up in relation to a dispute with an angel investor  
  • an international energy company complex litigation claim before the English High Court relating to natural gas transportation technologies
  • a large cryptoasset company in a dispute arising from operational impacts of new regulations
  • an energy supermajor in relation to ICC arbitration proceedings and negotiations following the default of its partner on a large upstream E&P project offshore West Africa
  • global energy majors in relation to a unitisation of participating interests in an oil field involving commercial and treaty arbitration claims and parallel litigation
  • a major drilling and seismic service provider in relation to disputes subject to LCIA arbitration, against an African state-owned oil company regarding seismic data licensing and marketing rights