An Overview

Charles Anthony LLP is a full service independent law Firm registered with and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in England and Wales. The firm was founded by Charles Adeogun-Phillips, following a distinguished and over a decade-long career as a pioneer lead international prosecutor, senior counsel and head of special investigations at the United Nations. At the centerpiece of the firm is a sophisticated international and business crime practice, with significant international expertise in “white-collar” criminal litigation, debt recovery, asset tracing and recovery matters. Our firm also has significant experience in dealing with matters involving serious violations of international criminal and humanitarian law including, genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, international piracy and terrorism.

The introduction of stringent corporate governance regimes within the private sector and sustained public sector policies to eliminate corruption and graft within public sector institutions, remain driving goals of the country’s democratic reform programmes in Nigeria since 1999. In this regard the Firm also deals with matters involving electronic and financial crimes; allegations of insider trading and other violations of investment and securities laws; corruption; embezzlement and abuse of public office; money laundering and tracing proceeds of fraud; complex corporate fraud, to counterfeiting and other violations of intellectual property rights.

The firm’s specialisation in this unique area of practice is the first of its kind in this jurisdiction and has established it as a pre-eminent international and business crime practice in Nigeria. Charles Anthony LLP is one of a handful of firms in Nigeria authorised by the SRA to advice and/or act in transactions involving the application of the laws of England and Wales.

Aside from our core area of specilasation, our highly skilled lawyers, practicing in all significant areas of the law and possessing experience of international legal practice, give us a decided edge over our competitors. Our clients include indigenous, foreign, multinational companies, public authorities, international institutions, charitable organisations and private individuals active in highly diverse fields.

Through their collective specialist experience and strategic expertise in this unique area of specialisation spanning well over two decades, and working in partnership with international experts in the forensic accounting, financial services, domestic and international criminal justice sector, Charles Anthony’s lawyers help a wide array of clients, regulatory, government, law enforcement, anti-graft agencies and other professionals engaged in the criminal justice system, effectively manage complex national and/or transnational investigations and trials involving international and business crimes.

International Law   |   Business Crimes   |   Asset Recovery