Charles joined Lighthouse Law in October 2017, having previously practiced as an M&A, corporate commercial and project finance lawyer in the real estate, mining and renewable energy sectors.

At Lighthouse, Charles focuses on IT and telecommunications outsourcing contracts and RFP processes. Charles brings with him both corporate law firm and in-house experience to provide clients with practical legal advice aimed at getting the deal done in a timely, efficient and cost-effective way. Charles’ in-house experience and knowledge of standard procurement processes is a benefit to clients utilising Lighthouse’s managed legal services offering, whilst his background in M&A and project-related work makes him particularly well-suited to navigating clients through complex outsourcing transactions.

Since joining Lighthouse, Charles has been involved in a wide variety of matters, ranging from cloud hosting to big-data analytics to the establishment of mobile virtual network services.

Charles has a particular interest in “New Law” and is part of the team developing Lighthouse’s standardised electronic contracting database which provides clients with bespoke but easily scalable contracting solutions.  

Previous Positions

  • Senior Associate, Vassev Attorneys (2016 – 2017)
  • Legal Manager, Cronimet Chrome Mining SA (Pty) Ltd (2014 – 2015)
  • Candidate Attorney & Associate, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc (ENSafrica) (2010 - 2014)


  • Postgraduate Certificate (Environmental and Sustainable Development Law) University of the Witwatersrand (2015)
  • LLB University of Stellenbosch (2009)
  • BA (Value and Policy Studies) University of Stellenbosch (2005)


  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (2012)

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