charles cheah



  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Regulatory enforcement & investigations (including ASIC and ACCC)

  • Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Corporate Finance (including PPS and Consumer Credit)

  • Shareholder & joint venture agreements

  • Financial Services

  • Capital raising

  • Corporate & Commercial

  • Business Succession

  • Competition & Consumer Law

  • Corporate Governance

  • Contracts Review and Negotiation

  • Commercial & Corporate Advisory

  • Data Protection & Privacy

  • Franchising

  • Intellectual Property

Charles Cheah joined Brown Wright Stein Lawyers as a law graduate in October 2008. Charles works across a wide variety of commercial law matters with a particular focus on corporate finance.

He works predominantly with small to medium size privately-owned Australian businesses, high net wealth individuals and insolvency practitioners.

Charles has recently assisted clients in the following areas:

  • Livestock and motor vehicle leasing

  • Secured real property finance transactions

  • Debt recovery against guarantors

  • Compliance with consumer credit and PPS regulation

  • Enforcement of securities for non-bank lenders, including mortgagee sales

  • AFS licensing and related advisory

  • Restructuring existing and distressed secured debt facilities including subordination of security interests and forbearance arrangements

  • Applications to remove caveats

  • Assignment of debt and securities

  • Disputes between competing secured creditors

  • Disputes with insolvency practitioners in relation to perfection of security interests

  • Corporate advisory, contract review and negotiation

  • Sale of asset and business transactions

Charles finds the most rewarding aspect of his work is achieving the best outcomes for his clients.

When not at work, Charles enjoys socialising with family and friends, reading, travelling, current affairs and rugby league.


  • Law Society of New South Wales


  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales

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