Charlotte Byers

Charlotte Byers

Senior Associate

Charlotte advises and represents national and international companies in all areas of in-court and out-of-court dispute resolution, particularly in commercial and corporate law disputes and often with cross-jurisdictional elements.
A particular focus of her work lies in advising on professional liability disputes, including possible implications under insurance law. In this context, she regularly acts for professional service firms and represents professionals in proceedings conducted by regulatory authorities. Charlotte also has experience with internal and administratively imposed investigations. Further, she advises on liability issues in connection with the use of artificial intelligence.


Representative matters

The client in connection with alleged claims for damages of approx. EUR 1,5 bn brought by an insolvency administrator for alleged breaches of professional duties in connection with the client’s work for a former DAX-listed company. 

A major international accounting firm in relation to complaints of the supervisory authority regarding the compliance with EU-regulations in connection with the audit for a major international reinsurance company. 

An international insurance company acting as D&O-insurer of an insolvent German furniture manufacturer with regard to potential D&O claims against members of the management and supervisory boards of numerous subsidiaries in the amount of approx. EUR 1,4 bn. 

A leading international accounting firm as well as individual professionals in relation to proceedings initiated by the supervisory authority concerning the audit of a large, internationally active construction company. 

Conducting an extensive internal investigation at an international health care company with regards to allegations of accounting fraud and various compliance violations.

Pro bono

Supporting an international NGO in relation to applications of vulnerable Afghan citizens under the German Federal Admission Programme for Afghanistan (Bundesaufnahmeprogramm für Afghanistan)



Rechtsanwältin, Germany, 2018


Second State Exam, Law, Germany, 2018

First State Exam, Law, Germany, 2014

Diplôme de Droit Français, Law, France, 2012


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.