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Charles Proctor

Charles Proctor


I specialise in regulatory matters for banks and investment firms. I am also active in various specialised banking transactional fields, including asset-based lending and Shariah-compliant financing structures.


I have extensive experience in the banking and financial sectors, especially in matters with an international dimension. My background includes some nine years working in South East Asia.

During the financial crisis, I acted for numerous banks that were facing the insolvency of their counterparties – frequently, other banks! I made a speciality of the Greek debt crisis and the risk that the drachma might be revived. I have always believed that problems are eternal, and that the future belongs to those who seek to solve them. I have helped banks and others with the challenges of post-Brexit financial regulation and how to maintain their services. I have advised banks on the abolition of the LIBOR benchmark and the options for its replacement.

I believe that problems are the constant of our world, and that the future belongs to those who fashion the solutions!


A team with considerable expertise and experience in advising on matters relating to the regulation of banking, securities and investment firms in the UK. We advise authorised firms and those seeking advice on authorisation.


Our insolvency & restructuring team, comprising experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers, has a reputation for providing practical solutions to business-critical challenges. We are known in the market for our 'pragmatic and responsive advice' to a range of stakeholders, including insolvency practitioners, debtors and directors.


We provide comprehensive advisory and transactional services to our clients. Our lawyers understand the regulatory environment in which both lenders and borrowers operate and the diverse range of financing structures now available.


We provide practical solutions in contentious and non-contentious situations involving financially distressed businesses through our corporate restructuring and insolvency group. The team advises insolvency practitioners, banks, other lending institutions, stakeholders, troubled companies, directors and individuals on a variety of corporate insolvency-related issues.


We’re experienced in coordinating multi-jurisdictional teams to manage our clients’ needs around the globe and have good links with a number of firms in the main crypto-friendly jurisdictions. We combine our lawyers’ experience with that of the most appropriate local law firm. This enables us to provide our clients with advice from specialists with the most relevant experience in each jurisdiction, delivered in a collaborative way.



  • Acting for a European institution in the structuring and documentation of a GBP50m Shariah-compliant transaction in the London property market.
  • Acting for a Jersey-based fund in a £90m financing for mixed commercial/residential/retail property development in Luton.
  • Acting for an asset-based lender in funding a transaction secured on a fishing fleet, quotas and revenues.
  • Acting for a shareholder and secured lender in relation to the insolvency of a UK authorised financial institution.
  • Advising an EU payments institution on its post-Brexit activities in the UK.


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