For over forty years, clients around the world seeking counsel on the design, construction and delivery of complex industrial plants and the negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) contracts and related agreements have turned to Charles Banino.
Charles has spent decades establishing a reputation for anticipating and solving the myriad problems that companies face in the high risk area of EPC contracting, protecting clients from liability and reducing their risk profiles. Global companies across the United States, Europe and South America consistently recommend Charles for his superior negotiating skills, his practical approach to problem-solving, his extensive experience in the EPC world, and his ability to deliver positive results.
Charles has an impressive track record for controlling risk through the art of skillful negotiation. His practice focuses on complex commercial contracts, particularly for large industrial projects, including metallurgical, petrochemical and material processing plants, and engineered systems, where contractors design, construct and deliver plants, systems and equipment.
Charles guides these projects from inception through construction and final delivery, giving special attention to the goal of creating contractual relationships that endure and withstand litigation or arbitration challenges.
Earlier in his career, Charles built his reputation by negotiating sophisticated real estate transactions, including leasing, development, construction, and related matters. He has experience in IP licensing and right to use matters, plus various transactional work including dispositions, acquisitions and reverse sales. Charles also has extensive experience in supervising and negotiating settlements of commercial litigation on behalf of his clients, working closely with the litigation team that supports those activities.
Moreover, Charles acts as a fiduciary for international and domestic trusts and estates, in addition to handling complex personal matters for his international clients.