Charles is managing partner of Cooper Grace Ward and leads the corporate advisory group. Charles provides wide-ranging general commercial advice to clients, with particular areas of focus including corporate advisory and intellectual property / information technology.
Acting for listed and unlisted public and private clients, Charles advises across a broad range of industries, including agribusiness, financial services, technology and mining.
Charles has served as a non-executive director of an ASX listed company (including during its ASX listing) and has practical experience of the issues faced by boards in relation to corporate governance, dealings with regulators (especially ASX and ASIC), major transactions and capital raisings. Charles is also a regular presenter on these topics.
Charles has been listed as a leading lawyer in Doyles Guide in its annual listings of leading Queensland corporate and commercial lawyers continuously since 2010. Charles’ team has also earned the firm a place in the guide’s list of leading corporate law firms in every edition since 2010.
Charles has also been listed in Best Lawyers Australia since 2013 in the Corporate, Commercial and Mergers and Acquisitions Law categories.