Colin Johnson

Partner, Forensic Accounting &
Commercial Damages Lead, EMEA

Global Elite Thought Leader - Energy 2023
Thought Leader - Arbitration 2023
Thought Leader - Commercial Litigation 2023
Arbitration 2023
Construction 2023
Consulting 2022 - Construction, Financial Advisory and Valuation
Expert Information
Qualifications MBA
Diploma in International Communication
Prince 2 (foundation)
Professional Memberships FCCA, MEI
Services Forensic Accounting & Commercial Damages
Sectors Power & Utilities, Resources, Financial, Technology, Buildings, Transportation Infrastructure, Industrial & Manufacturing
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. He is able to distil complex accounting and valuation principles into clear language, which plays well with tribunals.

WWL Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2023

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 receives widespread acclaim for his outstanding expert work, with peers describing him as “very adept at conveying information in a digestible manner” and praising his “methodological approach and excellent value”.
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Location London, UK

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