Charles Evans

Milbank - United Kingdom



+44 207 615 3090

Litigation Star


Practice area:

Banking and financial services
Commercial and transactions

Charles has extensive experience acting in banking and finance disputes but specialises in acting for corporates, financial institutions and individuals under investigation and in enforcement proceedings brought by a variety of regulatory bodies such as the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office, the Takeover Panel, HM Revenue & Customs and Lloyd’s of London. He has been involved in many of the most high-profile market misconduct cases which have been brought by the FCA. In addition, he has considerable experience of managing multi-jurisdictional regulatory issues and investigations and of conducting internal investigations and reviews following the discovery of suspected compliance failures.

Charles has acted in some of the most significant and high-profile investigations and enforcement cases which have been brought including:

  • Conducting an internal investigation into the involvement of an international banking group in the setting of foreign exchange benchmark rates and its foreign exchange trading.
  • A number of senior directors at a variety of major financial institutions on a broad range of matters relating to, amongst other things, LIBOR, the banks’ handling of payment protection insurance complaints, systems and controls failures, and reports published by the FCA into banking failures.
  • Johnny Cameron – the former Chairman of Global Banking and Markets at Royal Bank of Scotland, in connection with the FSA’s investigation into him and with the FSA’s subsequent preparation of a report into the collapse of RBS and in the litigation brought by shareholders in RBS concerning its rights issue in 2008.
  • Ian Hannam – the former Chairman of Capital Markets at JP Morgan, in connection with the FSA’s enforcement proceedings concerning the disclosure of inside information.
  • Acting for a trader at a major global financial institution in relation to an investigation by the DoJ, the FBI, the SEC in the US and the FCA into his trading of various fixed income instruments. The investigation closed without any enforcement action being taken against the client.
  • Acting for the Head of Fixed Income at a major international bank in relation to an FCA investigation into his oversight of trading. The investigation closed without any enforcement action being taken against the client.
  • Advising a major manufacturing company on allegations of bribery and corruption involving its operations in South East Asia, including conducting an extensive internal investigation and liaising with the SFO in the UK, the DOJ and SEC in the US and other regulatory authorities.

  • Banking and financial services
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial/civil
  • Government and regulatory
  • White-collar crime

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Investment management

  • England and Wales

  • LSF
  • Durham University, B.A.