Charlie is a senior dispute resolution lawyer specializing in international arbitration. He helps clients effectively and efficiently to resolve complex international disputes across a broad range of jurisdictions. He is focused on international arbitration. He also co-founded the firm's Digital Law Group. Charlie has acted as counsel and advocate in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations in a number of jurisdictions and under various governing laws. He has broad experience of advising on international disputes, particularly in the energy and technology sectors. Charlie is commended by clients for his “rare ability to both understand the details and provide well considered strategic advice” and his “understanding of the key legal challenges a client faces in bringing or defending an action and ability to explain these concepts clearly to his clients”. Charlie is recognised as a “strong practitioner” and “key lawyer” in Herbert Smith Freehills’ international arbitration team by Legal 500 (International Arbitration UK). He was also a finalist for the Rising Star in Innovation, Legal Week 2020 Award. Charlie is a member of the ICCA / IBA Task Force on Data Protection in International Arbitration. He also chairs the Working Group on LegalTech Adoption in International Arbitration.