On 16 October 2017 the Federal Court declared that the eight terms in JJ Richards & Son’s standard form contracts challenged by the ACCC were unfair and therefore void (the Impugned Terms).
Charles is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Competition + Regulation group.
Charles has extensive experience in advising on:
Charles advises clients in a broad range of industries, but is a specialist in matters in:
Charles won the Global Competition Review’s 2014 Merger Control Matter of the Year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa for Virgin Australia’s acquisition of a 60% interest in Tiger Airways Australia and the creation of an Australian joint venture. Charles was a finalist for the same award in 2016, following his work in the media industry for Ten Network Holdings Limited in relation to its strategic arrangements with Foxtel.
Charles’ expertise in the digital economy, innovation and digital disruption has seen him present on these topics at major conferences including the Australian Financial Review National Innovation Summit, the Australian Competition Policy Summit, The Sunrise as part of the Vivid Festival, the GC Summit and the Law Society of NSW’s Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Law and Innovation. Charles was on the advisory committee for the inaugural Australian Legal Innovation & Techfest.
Charles is also heavily involved in Australia’s start-up community. He is mentor at muru-D, expert in residence at One Roof Women and active participant in Gilbert + Tobin’s sponsorship of Innovation Bay and Heads Over Heels.
Charles co-authors the Australia and New Zealand chapter of the American Bar Association’s International Development Summaries for consumer protection law.