Who We Are
Merlys Consulting is a specialist law firm and consultancy specialising in advising regulated businesses, originally founded by Verena Charvet, a recognised industry expert.
We provide expert advice and support on regulation, risk management, implementing change and developing strategic solutions for regulatory compliance in the financial sector in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Europe and Asia.
Experience ranges from advising on regulatory change, implementation and strategy; drafting client/product documentation; governance issues and fund creation / financial product development to chairing board and fund meetings.
Extensive experience of advising on and undertaking contract negotiations, including negotiating ISDAs; distribution agreements; and out-sourcing arrangements for funds groups.
Experienced in managing cross border real and virtual teams and of working on international projects for major fund / investment management groups.
Specialties: Funds law – UCITS, Hedge Funds, ETFs;
Re-structuring of funds within EU;
International fund registrations;
Managing / Chairing fund boards and chairing fund EGM / AGM
Having started his career at Allen & Overy, where he worked in banking and corporate recovery, Charles was then at Simmons & Simmons for 6 years. In that role he worked on structural re-organisation and re-financing projects. Since then he has specialised in private equity fund investment into the UK. He works extensively with clients’ specialist advisors.