Charles Vernon > Vernon | David > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

Vernon | David
12A Dr. Burghelea Str
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Work Department

Banking & Finance; Compliance, Fraud & White Collar Crime; Corporate and Commercial Law;Food, Beverages & Retail; M&A; Real Estate.




Charles specializes in mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and corporate finance.  He has extensive experience in M&A matters and during the last several years has completed billions of dollars in such transactions in Eastern Europe.  He also regularly advised clients on strategy and tactics with regard to complex disputes and litigation.  

Charles has represented major oil companies, retail operators, port operators, hotel and telecommunication companies in relation to a series of mergers and divestiture projects including acquisitions, project financings, competition matters, privatizations, concession agreements, deal structuring, litigation, and post-acquisition operations and activities. 

Charles has also advised a variety of borrowers and banks in lending transactions including syndications and bonds.  He has represented some of world’s largest banks and financial institutions in lending and investing matters in Romania, Slovakia and the Middle East. 

A Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I), Charles has worked on numerous compliance matters as well as on fraud and employee malfeasance cases, including investigations of possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and matters before the Romanian anti-corruption authority (the DNA).  He has also worked on a series of major data protection projects in various industries and activities including insurance, banking, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture as well as on multiple projects on the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) coming into force May 2018.

Charles had multiple television appearances in relation to economic and political affairs and also spoke to a variety of foreign investor groups on Romanian legal and commercial issues, including data protection and privacy matters.  He regularly advises companies and investors on corporate best practices and the “do’s and don’ts” of good corporate governance and behavior.




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  • J.D., Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • M.A. (Honours), St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Accounting (non-degree professional studies), University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I)

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Vernon | David has a strong regional presence, including an office in Moldova. The practice handles a mix of day-to-day matters, as well as complex restructurings, spin-offs and M&A work. Charles Vernon and Maria Nica are well regarded for their corporate expertise and are sought after by several major international companies.

Romania > White-collar crime

Vernon | David‘s experienced team has a strong track record in compliance and internal investigations work, where it represents clients from across a wide range of industries. Recent work has included defending clients against allegations of tax evasion, fraud, criminal liability for industrial accidents, and breach of environmental regulations. Daniela David, Charles Vernon and Maria Nica are all active in this area.