The Blockchain Industry in the UK Landscape Overview names Charles as a “leading influencer”. He is part of teams working on investing and setting standards for emtech in the UK, Europe and the US.
CMS – Partner
Cointelligence Fund – Advisor: https://cointelligence.fund/ Holistic AI – Board Advisor https://www.holisticai.com/
Investment Association Engine – Advisory Board Member: https://www.theiaengine.com/the-ia-engine-fintech-accelerator-from-the-investment- association/advisory-panel/
Association of Real Estate Funds – Chair of Technology Working Group: www.aref.org.uk/
Big Innovation Centre (twice voted Think Tank of the Year) – Innovators Board member Technology & Innovation Consultancy | Big Innovation Centre
Charles is a specialist in emerging technologies including crypto, digital assets, decentralised finance and AI. He works on corporate finance and venture capital fundraising transactions for companies, funds, platforms, and financial institutions. He works on consulting projects on blockchain, AI and automation/transformation for public bodies, policy makers, standards institutions, and corporations.
He has worked on transactions worth over $5bn funding fintech platforms: on over 35 NFT projects; for more than 100 cryptoasset clients: on some of the earliest blockchain gaming and play-to-earn projects; on establishing and funding DeFi and Web3 platforms; and on tokenisation projects for debt, equity and alternative assets.
Charles sits on the advisory boards of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI) and the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain (APPG Blockchain).
He sits on the Bank of England’s Financial Markets Law Committee on Virtual Currencies.
He was a Special Consultee to the UK LawTech Delivery Panel’s Legal Statement on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts.
He is an expert consultant to the UNCITRAL UNIDROIT group on legal issues related to the digital economy.
He works with the UK Law Commission Commercial law team on legal policy relating to emerging technology.
UK’s “recommended lawyer” for blockchain and digital technology in the UK Parliament Hub.
He lectures on finance and fintech, including at LSE, UCL and City University.
Artificial Intelligence Law and Regulation – Co-author and Editor (Edward Elgar, 2022) Practical Lending and Security Precedents – General Editor (Sweet and Maxwell, 2020) Growing with Blockchain – Co-author (Novaro Publishing, 2020)
The Financing of Intangible Assets, TMT Finance and Emerging Technologies (Butterworths, 2019)
Responsible AI – Co-author (ILTA, 2019)
Press and Journals:
Regular columns in City AM, Crypto AM pages and Butterworths; Journal of International Banking and Financial Law; occasional writing in The Times; The Guardian; Bloomberg UK Financial Services Law Journal; E-Finance and Payments Law and Policy; Financier Worldwide; International Accountant.
Artificial Intelligence and Equity; Artificial Intelligence and Uncertainty; Artificial Intelligence and Fallibility (Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, 2019)
Laws and Legal principles relating to Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies: A Taxonomy (JIBFL 2019)
Tokenisation and Digital Assets: Blockchain in Capital Raising (JIBFL 2020)
The Work of Art in the Age of Mathematical Representation (City AM 2921) Crypto Yield Products (JIBFL 2022)
Something in the Ether: Digital Bond Issuance (JIBFL 2022)