Julia Charlton is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and as a solicitor in Hong Kong and is an experienced practitioner in the field of corporate finance, including public and private capital raising, public and private M&A, private equity investment, securities and regulatory work and funds. Julia is also also admitted as a solicitor in BVI and as a member of the Pitcarin Bar. She graduated with an LLB (1st class hons) and AKC from King’s College London and has been named a “Leading Lawyer” by Asia Law & Practice for 2002, 2003, 2006-2023 and is included as an “Elite practitioner in Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A” in Asialaw Ranked Individuals (2021-2023). She is the founder and managing partner of Hong Kong- based corporate finance solicitor firm, Charltons.
Julia is currently Chairman of the Planning and Lands Branch Appeal Tribunal in Hong Kong, Chairman of the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce, a member of Global Advisory Council of CWEIC, a senior fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeals Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, a member of the Company Law Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society, a member of the Working Party on Review of the Law Society’s Memorandum and Articles of Association and a Member of the Listing Review Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. She is the Author of “Hong Kong Listed Companies : Law & Practice 2nd Edition” published by Wolters Kluwer in 2022. Previous appointments include Chairman of Legalink, an international legal network represented in around 80 jurisdictions and a member of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited 2012-2018.
Julia is committed to deepening cross-border cooperation, ties and working relationships amongst Commonwealth lawyers to support leveraging the “Commonwealth Advantage” which enables businesses within Commonwealth member states to trade up to 20 per cent more with each other than with non-members and at a 21 per cent lower cost, on average, to improve the living standards of all within the Commonwealth.