Christopher Charlton > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution


Chris specialises in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, particularly disputes regarding financial services and products, corporate and shareholder disputes, and insolvency issues.

He regularly acts for financial institutions and other corporate clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, technology and construction.

Chris has significant experience of advising UK and non-UK clients in relation to cross-border corporate and commercial disputes, including in particular issues of jurisdiction and enforcement.  Through 2019, he was seconded as a Foreign Associate to a leading New York law firm where he worked on a range of US focused matters.

Chris is a qualified solicitor-advocate.


Qualified 2011; partner 2021

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

(Next Generation Partners)

Christopher CharltonMacfarlanes LLP

Macfarlanes LLP‘s ‘genuinely premium‘ department leverages the dual strength of its private client and corporate practices to skillfully represent entrepreneurs, senior executives, shareholders, family offices and corporate entities connected to them. Practice head Matt McCahearty  is described by one client as being ‘good at managing large teams in the most complex commercial litigation‘. The group also fields ‘legendary figureIain Mackie  and ‘superstarLois Horne . Newly made up Christopher Charlton is ‘everything you would want in a partner‘.