Julia Charlton is the founding partner of Charltons, an internationally recognised Hong Kong-based boutique corporate finance law firm established in 1998. Julia has practised as a solicitor in Hong Kong since 1987, and is an experienced practitioner in the field of corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, securities, derivatives and funds.
Julia advises regulators, financial institutions and listed companies on the listing rules of both the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the Growth Enterprise Market. Julia is a Mandarin speaker and is vastly experienced in private equity investment in the PRC - she advises European, US and Hong Kong based funds on investments in a range of sectors.
Julia was a long-standing member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong from 2012 to 2018. She is currently a member of the Takeovers Panel and the Takeovers Appeals Panel of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, a member of the Investigation Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a senior fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute, and a member of the Company Law Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society. She is the current President of International Women’s Forum Hong Kong and is a Chairperson of the Eurocham Financial Services Business Council.