Charles Adeyemi Candide-Johnson SAN

Charles Adeyemi Candide-Johnson SAN
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Charles Adeyemi Candide-Johnson Esq SAN is the senior partner at Strachan Partners. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 1984 after obtaining his LLM degree (University of London) in the same year. He was conferred with the rank of senior advocate of Nigeria in September 2003. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of England (FCIArb), an approved examiner for the same institute and an honorary fellow at the Centre for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria. He is a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitration Association, and at home he is the current president of the Lagos Court of Arbitration and past chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association’s section on business law.

Yemi is an author of several scholarly papers. He co-authored the book Commercial Arbitration Law and International Practice in Nigeria, a significant and substantial contribution to arbitration practice in Nigeria and West Africa. He is continuously engaged as leading counsel in ongoing major and high-profile commercial and public policy litigation across the courts in Nigeria and has been either counsel or arbitrator in several domestic and international commercial arbitrations in the maritime, petroleum, banking and construction industries.

He recently advised the international consortium in the billion dollar reclamation and development of Eko Atlantic City, Lagos; a landmark revolutionary project in the history of Nigeria. Yemi also successfully defended the federal government of Nigeria on the use of the newly introduced vehicle registration documents and drivers’ licences. In a number of cases, he has successfully prosecuted matters that are of public concern, for example, he represented the claimant in a suit seeking to compel the Securities and Exchange Commission to exercise its transnational regulatory powers over a company which is not registered in Nigeria but is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Yemi also continues to represent clients’ interest in various commercial real estate developments in Nigeria, particularly in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos; and advises individuals, corporations, foreign and local government departments on various commercial transactions.

WWL says: Yemi Candide-Johnson is highly regarded as a top-class expert in litigation and "a brilliant advocate".

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