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

His energy experience extends to upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas, power projects and the related financings. His clients include governments, oil companies, trading houses, banks and other financial institutions.

Charles is known for his work in Africa, where his experience and contacts, developed over 25 years of Africa-related work, are second to none 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.

Charles was for five years the Global co-Chair of the Finance and Projects practice of DLA Piper, and previously head of the Energy Infrastructure Finance and Commodities team.