Charlie Watson

Senior Associate (Admitted in South Africa, not Australia)
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8679
Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8679
Charlie Watson

Charlie Watson

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Biography

Charlie Watson is a corporate M&A lawyer based in Sydney.

Charlie has more than 7 years' local and cross-border transactional experience advising a wide array of listed and unlisted domestic and multinational clients across industry sectors on all aspects of M&A transactions, with a specific focus on private M&A. 

He has deep experience in all facets of domestic and cross-border M&A transactional work, having represented the likes of Daily Mail Group, Nokia, Amazon and CBRE Ltd in multi-jurisdictional acquisitions and disposals in Africa.

He also has experience in global corporate restructurings, post-acquisition integrations, legal project management and general corporate and commercial advice. Charlie's industry knowledge includes healthcare, technology, media & telecom, mining & commodities, food & agriculture, industrial and commercial real estate and industrials, manufacturing & transportation.
 


Professional experience

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  • Attorney, qualified in South Africa 2011
  • CBRE Ltd. - on its joint venture with Excellerate Property Services, for the combination of their operations in Africa and the Middle East (c. 25 jurisdictions) (2019)
  • Nokia Corporation - on the post-acquisition integration between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent's operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa and c. 20 other countries (2019)
  • Amazon - on the consolidation of its South Africa business (2019)
  • Hanwa Corporation - on its acquisition of a minority equity stake in a confidential target in the mining sector for c. USD $240m (2018)
  • Old Mutual Life Assurance Company - on its acquisition of a USD $40m renewable energy project in Namibia (2017)
  • English