Colin Johnson

Partner, Forensic Accounting &
Commercial Damages Lead, EMEA

Global Elite Thought Leader - Arbitration 2024
Global Elite Thought Leader - Energy 2023
Thought Leader - Commercial Litigation 2024
Construction 2024
Arbitration 2023
Consulting 2023 - Construction, Financial Advisory and Valuation
Expert Information
Qualifications MBA
Diploma in International Communication
Prince 2 (foundation)
Professional Memberships FCCA, MEI
Industries Aerospace and Defence, Buildings, Environment and Climate Change, Financial Services, Marine and Shipping, Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Real Estate and Tourism, Technology, Media and Telecoms, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Expert Highlights
  • Chartered Certified Accountant.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • Specialises in cases relating to valuation and damages for major projects.
  • Recognised by WWL in arbitration.
  • Acted as expert witness for disputed sums of up to US$50 billion.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese, French and German.
  • Regular speaker on project and dispute related issues.

Colin Johnson has over 30 years of experience including acting as a lender, equity investor, developer, and legal and financial adviser. He has been appointed as an expert witness on more than 50 occasions.

“Colin provides practical explanations in his reports” “He is very easy to communicate with” “Colin is able to distil complex accounting and valuation principles into clear language, which plays well with tribunals”

WWL Global Elite Thought Leader – Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2024

Colin has given oral evidence and acted as an expert in matters of litigation and arbitration, ranging from investment treaty claims to commercial, contractual and construction disputes. He has supported clients on projects up to $6bn value and disputed sums up to $50 billion.

Colin uses his international experience in analysing, negotiating and managing major energy projects to determine full commercial impacts and their effect on valuations. He has worked in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia on behalf of national governments, large companies, and entrepreneurs.

Colin specialises in evaluating value and damages in relation to large project companies whether in investment treaty claims, contractual disputes and investigations. He has provided expert services across a wide range of sectors including power, oil and gas, infrastructure, agriculture, mining, construction, financial services, manufacturing, real estate and telecoms.

Colin is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of the Energy Institute and holds a diploma in International Communication (degree equivalent) in Spanish. He is fluent in Spanish and has a working proficiency in Portuguese, French and some German as well as his native language, English.

Colin Johnson holds over three decades of experience which he uses in providing first-class expert testimony in a variety of claims, especially those arising from energy projects.
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Location: London, United Kingdom

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