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Charles Butcher, Partner

Charles Butcher




Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Financial services
  • Health and life sciences
  • Industrials
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Charles is our Head of International M&A in Asia specialising in international M&A and private equity.

Based in Hong Kong since 2007, Charles’ practice focuses on regional and international cross-border transactions and investments. He has represented clients on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, restructurings and financing transactions throughout the Asia-Pacific region including Greater China, India, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and Australia, and on outbound investments across the globe including in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Charles has extensive experience leading multi-jurisdictional projects and providing structuring, governance and strategic advice to international corporate, institutional and private equity clients.

Charles has particular industry experience in the energy and natural resources, industrials, TMT, life sciences and financial services sectors.

He is strongly results driven and committed to finding practical, innovative and commercial solutions for his clients. He is consistently recognized in Chambers & Partners Global and Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific.

Charles Butcher advises clients on cross-border acquisitions, sales, buyouts and investments. A client comments that he "makes us feel like a premium client," noting that "his responsiveness and level of service is second to none." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2020

Independently rated lawyer - Acritas Stars 2019

"Charles Butcher is a lawyer who is ‘always looking for the right solutions for his clients’, according to market commentators... One client refers to him as a ‘standout operator’, remarking on his ‘legal ability, commercial awareness of the client’s objectives and his tireless work to get the best results.’ ” - Chambers Asia 2019

"Charles Butcher is ‘fantastic’ with corporate matters, according to a source, who also reports: ‘We have been very happy with him because he is very commercial and responsive, and can also mobilise other resources to help us within his firm and outside of it.’” - Chambers Asia 2018

"Clients are effusive in their praise for Charles Butcher. One says that he is a ‘superb drafter - really elegant and focused,’ while another describes him as an ‘excellent negotiator who is able to articulate things very well.’ ” - Chambers Asia 2017

"Charles Butcher should be the first choice for anyone seeking assistance with any corporate and M&A transactions in Asia. I’ve dealt with numerous lawyers over the past 16 years and I can honestly say, very few are as professionally competent, with very good business oriented mindset and care more about customer service than him. Beyond his technical capabilities, Charles Butcher is clear thinking, able to communicate and explain well on any complex matters helping us to make the decisions more accurate and successful.” - General Counsel, Asia-Pacific, Global technology company


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