Charles R. Manak, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, has over 20 years of experience working with private equity funds and companies investing in infrastructure projects and real estate in European emerging markets. While Charles was a Senior Associate at Linklaters, he created and led Linklaters Central European private equity practice group. While at Linklaters, Charles also was lead counsel to Honeywell International, Inc. and the Impression Group in their respective European acquisitions and cross-border due diligence exercises in Central and Eastern Europe. Among other things, Charles has structured European leveraged buy-outs, real estate investment vehicles and international joint ventures in Russia, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Romania. Prior to joining Linklaters, Charles was General Counsel to an International Finance Corporation and Bank Austria sponsored private equity fund known as Central Europe Telecom Investments, LP managed in Guernsey, the Channel Islands. Charles is conversant in both the French and German languages.
Charles holds a B.A. in Economics from Wittenberg University, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve Law School and has spoken at a number of private equity seminars.