Charles Martin Senior Advisor

Charles works principally in M&A and private equity, acting for sponsors, corporates and family offices.

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.

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. Much of his work is cross-border. He is an officer of and actively involved in the International Bar Association.

He has worked for many of the firm’s major clients. Highlights include leading the team advising Verizon Communications Inc. on its acquisition of Vodafone’s interest in Verizon Wireless for $130bn.

He is a trustee of the 29th May 1961 Charity, the Visitors’ Art Foundation, Outside In and Pallant House Gallery, and is actively involved in supporting a number of other charities.

He was Senior Partner of the firm from 2008 to 2020 and stepped down to focus on client work and relationships. On 1 May 2021 he became senior advisor to the firm and at the same time a senior advisor to Rothschild & Co.

What people are saying


"His professionalism, integrity and extraordinary ability to grasp what really matters all spring to mind as strengths."

Chambers UK 2022

"Charles Martin continues to occupy his revered position as a leader of the corporate market. He is deeply experienced in a variety of transactions, and remains a valuable resource for clients to assist with board-level issues."

Chambers UK 2020

"Charles Martin is recognised as an eminent practitioner for private equity and corporate/M&A."

Chambers UK 2020

"Charles Martin is the firm’s senior partner and a formidable presence in the UK private equity market. He is a valued resource to investors and corporates in their international M&A work."

Chambers UK 2020

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