Johnson Agwu



Johnson Agwu is a director and leader in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration) Practice. He performs responsibilities under the firm’s Commercial, Transaction, Consultancy, and Publication Practice Areas. Johnson has in the last 13 years gained valuable experience from tier one law firms in Nigeria and the UK acting for and against private and public, local and international clientele in contentious and non-contentious matters of varied complexities. Some of these matters involve Trusts, Litigation, Arbitration, Corporate Debt Recovery, Insolvency, Restructuring and Reconstruction, Intellectual Property, Aviation and Maritime, Energy, Natural Resources, Environmental, Competition, Corporate, Employment, Property, Finance, Capital Market and Commercial Laws. They make him versatile and highly capable. With his in-depth knowledge, extensive experience, and commitment to achieving favorable outcomes for clients, Johnson Agwu is an asset to any legal team. Clients can rely on Johnson Agwu’s expertise, professionalism, and commitment to delivering exceptional legal services. His comprehensive understanding of Nigerian law, combined with his ability to handle complex legal issues, makes him a trusted advisor and advocate.

Johnson was called to the Nigerian Bar in January 2012, inducted into the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators in October same year and became an Associate of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) as well as Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) in 2015 and 2018 respectively. Johnson has served as the pioneer director of administration of International Law Association, and later as the Secretary General of International Law Association (Nigerian Branch). He also served as the Assistant Secretary of BRIPAN during which he organised over 6 annual events of the ILA Nig. He is a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration- Young Arbitrators Network (LCA-YAN) and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

Johnson routinely acts for the indigent and oppressed victims of police brutality. He litigates for them or sponsors their representation. Many of his works are done through Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre.

He regularly features as a public affairs analyst with television stations and on social media.

  • University of Nigeria (LLB)
  • Nigerian Law School (BL)
  • University of Lagos (LLM)
  • Centre for Canadian Legal Education
  • Jan 2012 – Call to the Nigerian Bar
  • June 2012- Corporate Affairs Commission dealing agent
  • Oct 2012 – Chartered Mediator and Conciliator
  • 2018 – Chartered Arbitrator (Membership No: 38828)
  • 2021 – Insolvency Practitioner (AIP/2021/053)
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Law Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria
  • Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators
  • Corporate & Commercial Practice
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency
  • Environment and Planning
  • Employment Litigation
  • Legal and Regulatory
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Infrastructure
  • Tax Litigation, Advisory and Compliance Services

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