CHARLIE WILSON is the co-managing partner of Sidley’s office in Singapore and head of Sidley’s M&A and Private Equity group in Asia. He has advised on investments in Southeast Asia for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in advising private equity funds and corporates on their investments and disposals across a range of sectors and often on particularly large and complex transactions.
Charlie has been ranked in the Singapore and Indonesia chapters of Chambers Global 2019-2023 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014-2023 for Corporate/M&A (International Firms). He is recognized as an experienced practitioner, regularly garnering strong feedback from clients, such as in Chambers 2023: “Charlie provides us with a level-headed and sensible approach on many high-pressured occasions. Charlie always has an eye for detail and appears to be one step ahead at all times.” Clients have also lauded Charlie’s “commercial awareness and sage advice” (2023), noting that Charlie “is excellent at cutting through the negotiations and has had a great handle on the transaction” (2022), he “provides excellent work in cross-border transactions and impresses with his business-oriented legal solutions” (2021), he “is able to give the client confidence and has a good client manner” (2020), and is recognized as an experienced practitioner who is sought out for “his knowledge of Indonesia,” as well as “his dedication and ability to solve issues cropping up in deals” (2019).
Charlie is also recognized as a leading Corporate M&A lawyer by IFLR1000 2015-2022. He was named “Best Lawyer” in the Singapore chapter of The Best Lawyers 2014-2022 and “M&A Lawyer of the Year” at The Asian Lawyer’s Emerging Markets Awards (2016).