Charles Spragge is a Partner in and the head of Druces’ Property Litigation and Commercial Litigation teams. He is experienced in advising and acting for businesses, banks, financial institutions, government entities, and corporates as well as directors and shareholders. Charles is a solicitor-advocate (civil), a member of the LCIA, the ICC, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator.
His range of work covers: facility agreements, bank guarantees, security, receivables finance, trade and marine finance, defence contracts, long-term projects, ship-building disputes, product liability and insurance, insolvency claims, regulatory matters, fraud, liability claims, professional negligence, international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, shareholder disputes, directors’ duties, breach of warranty claims and general contractual disputes.
He also advises banks on a wide range of cross-border transactions including trade finance, documentary credits, guarantees, security, receivables and export finance.
Charles joined Druces LLP with a team from City boutique, Starr & Partners LLP, and prior to that was a partner with CMS Cameron McKenna.
In Legal 500, 2020, Charles is recognised as an experienced adviser for his work on Commercial Litigation, well known for being ‘a real asset, who is sensible and sensitive in his handling of clients.’ Charles heads the Emerging Markets team, which joins the rankings this year, noted for its focus on the mining and minerals sector.
Charles is recommended in the Legal 500, 2019 as ‘smart, quick’ and having ‘great analytical skills’. The 2018 edition noted he is ‘technically very good, but also very commercial’.
What clients say (2017):
“Charles and his team stand out when it comes to quality and value for money”
“Without Charles, there would have been no justice at all”
“Response time is very quick, industry knowledge is excellent and advice is clear”
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