Company: K&L Gates
Felix Charlesworth is described by partners at K&L Gates as a ‘natural leader and technically strong lawyer’. He has successfully applied these qualities in assisting a range of clients across the financial services industry. An easy-going hard worker, he has a great ability to distil client needs and provide strategic, practical advice. Charlesworth has quickly developed areas of expertise within the financial services sector, and most notably in enforcement issues, fintech, foreign manager licensing and superannuation investments. He has shown great skill in efficiently managing large projects involving multiple lawyers across different teams and locations. Some of his personal milestones and achievements include winning the K&L Gates Innovation Award (with his team) for developing an artificial intelligence tool to help financial advice firms audit and review statements of advice; being an active member of the firm's pro bono program, which includes presenting to university students on the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and its application for large businesses; and providing updates and advice to offshore clients on pending changes in licensing to foreign financial service providers.