Charles Vernon

Charles Vernon - Managing Partner at Vernon | David

Charles Vernon is the managing partner of Vernon | David and with a special focus on complex corporate matters, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions.  During the past decade, he has completed billions of dollars of such transactions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.  Charles has advised some of the largest companies and investors in Romania and Moldova, including major oil companies, retail operators, port operators, hotels, mining companies, steel mills, airlines and telecommunication firms. 

A Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I), Charles has worked on numerous compliance matters as well as on fraud and employee malfeasance cases, including investigations of possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and matters before the Romanian anti-corruption authority (the DNA).  He regularly advises companies and investors on corporate best practices and the “do’s and don’ts” of good corporate governance and behavior.

A member of the bar in Virginia (where he grew up), Charles went to law school at Emory University (J.D.) and received his undergrad degree (M.A.) from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. 

Vernon│David is an international boutique law firm specializing in complex commercial transactions, regulatory matters (including environmental, mining and energy) and compliance issues.  They provide high-end bespoke legal advice to a wide array of domestic and international clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies and foreign governments.  Currently, they have offices in Bucharest and in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.