Charles Enderby Smith regularly advises clients on matters of public international law, including issues faced as a result of the imposition of international sanctions. He also has a broad practice spanning a wide range of international and commercial disputes.
Charlie is the lead associate on applications before the European General Court and the European Court of Justice to annul financial sanctions imposed on the former President of Egypt and members of his family. He was also part of the team advising Al Jazeera Media Network on its ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Arab Republic of Egypt for damages pursuant to Egypt’s breach of a bilateral investment treaty.
Charlie also provides advice to large corporates in relation to entry into large-value ‘toxic’ FX hedging products and has handled numerous claims for individuals and corporates against financial institutions in relation to the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products and other financial products.
Charlie often advises on commercial disputes that also contain a reputational element, and works on libel and privacy disputes (both before and after publication) and wider media disputes. He was the lead associate on an action against the Conservative Party in relation to the rights of one of its members to be appointed as an MEP, a dispute that encompassed claims for breach of contract as well as principles of judicial review and wider election law.
Charlie has written widely on sanctions and on a range of commercial and international dispute resolution topics.