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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.


  • Société Générale sells Société Générale Equipment Finance's (SGEF) activitiesJones Day is advising Société Générale in the sale of the professional equipment financing businesses operated by Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) to Groupe BPCE.