Charles Smith focuses on banking and financial law and advises regulated intermediaries and institutions (credit institutions, finance companies, investment firms, payment and electronic money institutions, and asset management companies) on the regulatory framework applicable to their activities and in litigation cases.
Charles notably assists regulated entities with their AML/CTF (anti-money laundering/counter terrorism financing) and international economic sanctions issues, the implementation of internal procedures, the distribution of banking and financial products, domestic and cross-border acquisitions, and the filing of application forms related to licensing and authorizations with the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR) and the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF).
Charles also assists and represents regulated entities in disputes before French civil and commercial courts and in the context of enquiries, inspections, and disciplinary proceedings initiated by ACPR or AMF.
- Paris Bar School (CAPA 2019); ESSEC Business School (Advanced Master's in International Business Law and Management 2017); University of Toulouse 1 Capitole (Master's in Banking, Financial, and Insurance Law 2015)
- French and English