Colin Johnson (Director)

Colin acts as an expert witness on international arbitrations and as a sector expert on energy related work across the firm.


Colin's career has focused principally on investment in the energy and infrastructure sector, often in emerging markets and from a private equity point of view.   He specialises in projects in energy, natural resources and infrastructure around the world and has acted in a number of assignments in each of Europe, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe/.Russia/CIS region.

He has specific expertise in relation to the project investment cycle, particularly for large scale projects in energy and infrastructure sector. He has acted on behalf of national governments, large corporate companies and entrepreneurs in international arbitrations and litigation ranging up to US$50bn+ in size. He has also acted in large scale investigations (eg the UK company for Madoff) on behalf of parties such as a regulatory agency and company liquidators including using his language capabilities to track down specific information and links not otherwise available.

Given his experience in the energy sector and geographic focus he has also been called upon to give advice for large international companies, private equity investors, pension funds and others in relation to due diligence, valuation, listing and strategy issues.

He has previously led the Energy Community of Interest for Grant Thornton International, been the Chairman of TheCityUK's Brazil and Latin America Committees.and been a member of UKTI's PPP Export Advisory Group

Colin's expertise covers:

acting as expert witness in commercial and contractual disputes, particularly international arbitrations
business plan evaluations and business valuations in the energy sector
due diligence
shareholder disputes
investigations into fraud and other investigations


  • Spanish (fluent)
  • Portuguese (intermediate)
  • French (intermediate)
  • German (basic)
  • Italian (good understanding)

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Colin Johnson

London, Finsbury Square

+44 (0)207 728 2103