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Chambers of Paul Reed QC and PJ Kirby QC

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HARDWICKE BUILDING, NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3SB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 2523
Fax:
Fax 020 7691 1234
DX:
393 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.hardwicke.co.uk

Charles Raffin

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7242 2523
Email:
Web:
www.hardwicke.co.uk/barrister/charles-raffin/
Hardwicke (Chambers of Paul Reed QC and PJ Kirby QC)

Position

Charles specialises in commercial and commercial chancery work and has a wealth of experience in domestic and international arbitration.

He advises regularly on insolvency matters, company and corporate governance issues/disputes, civil fraud and related professional negligence matters. Charles’ broad commercial practice includes acting frequently in cross border sale of goods, agency and franchising disputes, as well as disputes arising out of construction projects.

As well as advising clients in the UK, Charles’ practice has a strong international edge. He acts regularly for instructing firms and/or clients based in mainland Europe, Russia, the Americas, Caribbean (particularly the Turks and Caicos and Bahamas) and the Far East. Charles often acts for parties contemplating or involved in proceedings in England & Wales and other forums.

Much of Charles’ practice involves working with foreign Counsel, expert witnesses of foreign law and with conflicts of laws issues. Further, Charles acts as an expert of English law in foreign proceedings.

At the start of his career, Charles spent three years as an associate in the International Arbitration and Litigation Group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP. He has great experience working with clients, within a firm team and of advising and working on case management (including electronic data management) in document heavy cases of the highest value.

A contributor to a number of publications, Charles is co-author of Electronic Disclosure Law and Practice, Oxford University Press, 2017.

Member

  • CFLA
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • COMBAR
  • LCLCBA
  • MCIArb, YIAG and IBA Arbitration Committee
  • TECBAR
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

Education

  • BA (Hons) Oxford
  • Queen Mother and Lord Justice Sachs Scholar of the Middle Temple

 


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Charles Raffin - Hardwicke ‘One of the best and most user-friendly juniors. It isn’t easy to find barristers with real franchise specialism and he is one of them.’

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading juniors

Charles Raffin - Hardwicke ‘Very commercial, very sharp and a delight to work with.’

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