Simon Charles, Partner

Simon is the firm’s joint senior partner.  He advises public and private companies, NOMADs, sponsors, brokers and private and institutional investors. He handles financings, restructurings, M&A, admissions to AIM and the Main Market, corporate governance and Financial Services & Markets Act issues including AIM regulatory and FCA investigations.  Simon regularly advises companies and  NOMADs on secondary equity issues and IPOs.  He has particular expertise on the duties of company directors and on shareholders’ rights.

Simon is rated in Chambers and Partners UK and The Legal 500 UK as a noted practitioner in corporate finance law. He has been described by clients as “A tough and effective negotiator” and “Hugely experienced, with a great blend of legal knowledge and commercial experience”.


  • Advising AIM listed Abal Group Plc, Cello Group Plc, The Fulham Shore Plc and Nasstar Plc on various corporate matters and acquisitions
  • Advising specialist insurance services provider Stubben Edge on its corporate and commercial matters
  • Advising international energy trading group AIK on its corporate and commercial matters
  • Advising various US hedge funds on their rights as shareholders in English public companies
  • Advising innovative personal performance management provider Clear Review on its financing rounds