Charles has been practising as a legal consultant in the United Arab Emirates since 1986. He has many years of experience advising multinational corporations on achieving FCPA compliance in the UAE and on documentation of such compliance. He has also been practising as an employer-side labour and employment lawyer and is well versed in all aspects of UAE and DIFC employment matters. He assists with the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate restructurings, and handles contentious matters.
Charles has authored several publications on anti-bribery, anti-corruption and employment law. He is a regular contributor to the Getting the Deal Through series on Anti-Corruption and Labour & Employment. Other titles he has authored include: Anti-Corruption Compliance in the United Arab Emirates, The American Lawyer (Middle East Report), October 2011; The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, InsideCounsel Magazine, November 2010; and the UAE chapters in Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law, PLC’s Labour and Employee Benefits, and GLG’s International Comparative Legal Guide to Employment & Labour Law.
Charles has been a panelist, moderator and presenter at several anti-corruption conferences most recently at ACI’s Fifth Middle East Anti-Corruption Summit in Dubai in February 2014 and the Global Anti-Corruption Regulatory and Enforcement Update in Washington, DC, in July 2014. He was a speaker on labour and employment matters at Legal Week’s Corporate Counsel Forum Middle East in Dubai in 2014, and a panelist at the IBA/ICC Conference in Dubai on compensation and job satisfaction for legal professionals in March 2014.
JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1984
MA, Islamic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1985
MA, University of London, School of African and Oriental Studies, 1981
BA, Dartmouth College, 1979