Charles Maunder > Michelmores LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Michelmores LLP

Work Department

Corporate/commercial and insolvency/restructuring.


Charles is head of the banking, restructuring and insolvency team and joint head of the finance and investment sector. Previously with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Charles is a specialist non-contentious restructuring and insolvency lawyer, with significant experience in advising all types of stakeholders in distressed corporate situations. Charles has particular experience in advising on complex restructuring transactions and on all forms of corporate insolvency, including officeholders on their duties and responsibilities. In addition, Charles regularly advises corporates and lenders in relation to debt restructuring. Charles is also an experienced finance lawyer who regularly advises in connection with syndicated a bi-lateral senior, mezzanine and junior loans.


Trained Cameron Markby Hewitt, qualified 1995; Cameron Markby Hewitt/Cameron McKenna 1993-97; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London and Singapore 1997-2004; partner Michelmores 2005 to date.


R3; Insolvency Lawyers Association.


Leicester University (1992 Law).


Golf, squash, family.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Leading individuals)

Charles MaunderMichelmores LLP

Michelmores LLP‘s team has a wealth of experience handling a full range of financially distressed situations, including debt restructuring and individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs), transactional matters, recovery work and personal insolvency. The team is also highly capable in complex contentious asset investigations. Clients include insolvency practitioners and directors, companies and other stakeholders. Charles Maunder has significant experience of financial restructurings, while Sacha Pickering and Karen Williams handle all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency work.

South West > Finance > Banking and finance

Michelmores LLP, whose team is equally adept acting for both borrower and lender clients, has a strong track record in project finance transactions. It is also highly reputed in bilateral and syndicated lending transactions, and is particularly strong in matters with a nexus to areas such as energy, healthcare and education. Team head Charles Maunder, whose practice is split between London and Exeter, is knowledgeable about all types of debt products and funding arrangements. In October 2018, Asheesh Das departed to accept an in-house position.

London > Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Praised for its ‘ability to provide a very high-quality service at a reasonable price‘, Michelmores LLP excels in advising boards of directors of companies experiencing financial difficulty, where it is noted for its ‘strategic thinking‘ and ability to provide ‘commercial and hands-on advice in complex situations‘. The ‘experienced, practical and approachable’  Charles Maunder heads the three-partner team that also includes the ‘pragmatic and strategic‘ Douglas Hawthorn, who excels in handling private equity sponsor-led restructurings.