Charles specializes in mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and corporate finance. He has extensive experience in M&A matters and during the last several years has completed billions of dollars in such transactions in Eastern Europe. He has represented major oil companies, retail firms, port operators, hotel and telecommunication companies in relation to a series of mergers and divestiture projects including acquisitions, project financings, competition matters, privatizations, concession agreements, deal structuring, litigation, and post-acquisition operations and activities.
Charles has also advised a variety of borrowers and banks in lending transactions including syndications and bonds. He has represented some of world’s largest banks and financial institutions in lending and investing matters in Romania, Slovakia and the Middle East.
A Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I), Charles has worked on numerous compliance matters as well as on fraud and employee malfeasance cases, including investigations of possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and matters before the Romanian anti-corruption authority (the DNA). He regularly advises companies and investors on corporate best practices and the “do’s and don’ts” of good corporate governance and behavior.