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Charles Martin

Charles Martin Senior Partner


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Charles joined the firm in 1983 and became Senior Partner in 2008. He works principally in M&A and private equity, acting for sponsors and corporates. Much of his work is cross-border in nature.

He is rated in the top tiers of the most highly recommended M&A and private equity lawyers in the UK by the leading directories including Chambers.

Clients look to him particularly for strategic counsel and tactical input on a wide variety of legal matters including M&A, litigation and family office issues.

He writes regularly on M&A, Takeover Code and private equity related issues as well as on law firm management matters.

Highlights include leading the team advising Verizon Communications Inc. on its acquisition of Vodafone’s interest in Verizon Wireless for >30bn. He has worked for many of the firm’s major clients.

He is a trustee of the Visitors’ Art Foundation and Pallant House Gallery, and is actively involved in supporting a number of other charities.

He was named Management Partner of the Year 2017 at the Legal Business Awards.


  • "Senior partner Charles Martin impresses with his level of experience in the private equity space and is known for his involvement in complex cross-border deals."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • "Clients say: 'He's just the leader of the pack in terms of intellect and knowing the right people to call, not just on matters in the UK but on a worldwide basis'."

    Chambers Global 2016

  • The UK Legal 500 2015 recognises Charles Martin as a leading individual.

    The UK Legal 500 2015

  • "Sources call Charles Martin 'a class act' who is 'very easy to deal with, down-to-earth and user-friendly'."

    Chambers UK 2015

  • "Charles Martin has 'very good judgement,' and is 'extremely commercially savvy' and an 'extremely good negotiator,' market sources report."

    Chambers Europe 2014

  • Recognised by Chambers UK 2013 as a 'Leading Individual': "The 'strategic' Charles Martin is armed with 'a wealth of experience'."

    Chambers UK 2013