Charles Morrison is a leading trade and project finance lawyer with a particular focus on energy work, especially oil and gas.

Charles offers clients the benefit of his experience gained over 25 years, of often complex upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas transactions, power projects and their related financings. His clients include governments and market-leading oil & gas companies, trading houses, banks and other financial institutions.

Charles is well-known for his work in Africa, where his experience and contacts, developed over 25 years of Africa-related work, are unrivalled amongst UK-based lawyers. Charles was for a number of years Chair of the Sub-Saharan Africa Market Advisory Group of City UK - the joint HM Gov/City Corporation body that promotes the marketing of the City abroad. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania (where he has held a valid practising Certificate since 2004).

For five years Charles served as the Global co-Chair of the Finance and Projects practice of DLA Piper, having previously been head of the Energy, Infrastructure Finance and Commodities team.

Charles was recently appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court.