Charles W. Allen’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and corporate governance matters.

Charles is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice, primarily advising on small business and nonprofit matters and on veterans benefit cases, in addition to other matters.

Charles joined the firm in 2013.

Notable Experience

  • Tech Data in its $6 billion sale to funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management.

  • Schibsted, the majority shareholder of Adevinta, in Adevinta’s $9.2 billion acquisition of eBay Classifieds.

  • ESL Investments in its $5.2 billion acquisition of Sears Holdings.

  • Warburg Pincus in numerous matters, including its strategic investment in GA Foods, $400 million investment in WEX, and acquisitions of CityMD, Guardsmark, and Universal Services of America.

  • Allied Universal, a Warburg Pincus and Wendel portfolio company, in several matters, including its $1 billion acquisition of U.S. Security Associates and sale of an equity stake to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

  • Tupy in its €210 million acquisition of Teksid from Fiat Chrysler.

  • Cohu in its acquisition of Xcerra.

  • General Mills in its $8 billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products.

  • Songa Offshore SE in its $3.4 billion combination with Transocean.

  • McCormick & Company in its $4.2 billion acquisition of Reckitt Benckiser Group’s food business.

  • Alphabet in multiple investment rounds in Verily Life Sciences by investors, including Temasek and Silver Lake.

See More

Selected Activities

  • Executive Editor, Harvard International Law Journal, Harvard Law School