Marquand Charles


Paris (FR)

+33 (0)663886019


English, French, German

Practice area

  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Finance and Banking
  • Insurance
  • Investment Dispute
  • Investment Funds
  • Joint Ventures / Consortia / Shareholder Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Metals and Mining
  • Trusts


Educational/ Current position / Professional Experience


  • BA Hons, Oxford University, 1985
  • Diploma in Law, London University, 1986
  • MA Hons, Oxford University, 1991
  • MA in Law, London University, 1991
  • Diploma in European Law, London University, 1993

Bar Admission:

  • Bar of England & Wales, 1987
  • Bar of Northern Ireland, 2001
  • Barreau de Paris, 2017

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb and Chartered Arbitrator); Energy Arbitration Club; Commercial Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques

Arbitration Experience

  • « I have been sitting as arbitrator since 2000. I have sat as arbitrator in over 20 arbitrations, mainly commercial arbitrations, either as a sole arbitrator (approximately 50%) or as a member of a panel. Most of these arbitrations have been international, i.e. involving parties of different nationalities. The disputes have often concerned commodities and have been subject to the rules of the London Metal Exchange or the Minor Metals (i.e. specialist) Trade Association. I have also sat as arbitrator in proceedings governed by ICC rules.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • “Investor Protection & Market Abuse” in Tolley’s Company Law (2003, 2009, 2013)
  • “Insolvency in financial markets” in Butterworths Practical Insolvency (2002)
  • “Corporations” and “Money” in Halsbury’s Laws, 4th edition (1998, 1999)
  • “Private and Public Companies” in Oxford University Press’ Annotated Companies Acts (2013)
  • “Appeals from regulatory tribunals” in Civil Appeals, pub. Sweet & Maxwell (2013)
  • “Some thoughts on Kouts Food” – 4 Stone Buildings (2022)
  • Contributor to Practical Law
  • Columnist/commentator for Asian Age (Indian newspaper) on European matters


  • English: native
  • French: fluent
  • German: basic

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