Charles Proctor > Fladgate LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fladgate LLP
16 GREAT QUEEN STREET
LONDON
WC2B 5DG
England
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Work Department

Funds, Finance and Financial Regulation

Position

I specialise in regulatory matters for banks and investment firms. I am also active in various specialised banking transactional fields, including asset-based lending and Shariah-compliant financing structures.

I have extensive experience in the banking and financial sectors, especially in matters with an international dimension. My background includes some nine years working in South East Asia.

During the financial crisis, I acted for numerous banks that were facing the insolvency of their counterparties – frequently, other banks! I made a speciality of the Greek debt crisis and the risk that the drachma might be revived. I have always believed that problems are eternal, and that the future belongs to those who seek to solve them. I have helped banks and others with the challenges of post-Brexit financial regulation and how to maintain their services. I have advised banks on the abolition of the LIBOR benchmark and the options for its replacement.

I believe that problems are the constant of our world, and that the future belongs to those who fashion the solutions!

 

 

Career

Trained Edge & Ellison, qualified 1980; made partner Fladgate 2013. Publications of note: Law and Practice of International Banking (2nd Ed, Oxford University Press 2014); Mann on the Legal Aspect of Money (7th Ed, Oxford University Press 2012).

Memberships

Monetary Law Comittee of the International Law Association; Law Society England and Wales.

Education

Halesowen Grammar School; University of Birmingham (LLB 1997, LLD 2000); Guildford College of Law (Law Society Part Examination 1978).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Islamic finance

Sitting within Fladgate LLP‘s overarching funds, finance and regulatory practice, the Islamic finance team has significant expertise advising lenders and borrowers on a variety of Sharia-compliant products, including commodity murabaha and ijara lease structures. Drawing upon the firm’s established private client credentials, the team, which is led by Ella Leonard, also regularly advises Middle East and Asia-based family offices on loan facilities for residential and high value commercial property acquisitions in London. Charles Proctor and Seetal Modi are other names to note.