Charles Pacey is a senior associate in the Construction & Engineering group of the London office. His primary focus is on the drafting and negotiation of construction and engineering contracts.

Charles also works on contentious construction matters, advising Employers in relation to disputes across a range of dispute resolution mechanisms including adjudication and arbitration.

Charles joined Mayer Brown in 2012 as a trainee and during his training contract, he spent six months on secondment to Moody's.

Areas of Focus

Spoken Languages

  • English


  • Drafting and assisting a client in its negotiations with the contractor in respect of a GMP construction contract for the construction of a large casino resort in South Korea. This was an important and substantial investment by our client in the region, and required the amalgamation and adaptation of the client’s own standard US GMP contractual provisions and the FIDIC Red Book.
  • Advising on and preparing a suite of deeds of amendment for a complex PFI-style project for energy generation at student accommodation in the UK.
  • Advising an Employer on a dispute relating to a large residential development in London.
  • Advising one of Southeast Asia’s largest property development companies, Sinarmas Land Limited, on all construction matters related to their 2015 purchase of the Alphabeta building in Finsbury Square, London for more than £250 million (which recently won Deal of the Year 2016 at the Property Week Awards).
  • Assisting in advice provided in relation to the building contract for the expansion of the Panama Canal. 
  • Drafting and advising in relation to base build works at a substantial residential development in North London based on a bespoke form of building contract.
  • Assisting in advising in relation to construction documentation for the development of a data centre for a major global bank, based on a bespoke form of agreement.
  • Drafting and negotiating consultant’s appointments in relation to the fit-out of tenant office space in Central London.


Kaplan Law School, LPC

University of Cambridge


  • England and Wales