Charles is a corporate finance lawyer with over 25 years of experience and has worked with mining companies for the last 15 years. He is a partner in the London office of international law firm Gowling WLG (UK) LLP where he leads the UK firm's Natural Resources group and Equity Capital Markets team. He practises in equity capital markets and public and private M&A for mining clients in developed and emerging markets, helping to develop their business using his wide international network of contacts in the sector. He has acted as lead counsel for numerous mining companies and financial advisers, advising on flotations on the London and Toronto stock exchanges, on secondary fundraises, public and private M&A, corporate governance, joint ventures and earn-ins. He is named as one of the four leading mining lawyers in England in the most recent International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers.