Barristers & Solicitors
Charles Anthony LLP

Location: Lagos

Email Address:

Phone: 23412700620

Office Address:  3rd Floor, Sterling Bank Building, 198, Igbosere Rd, Lagos Island


Year Established: 2007


Charles Anthony (Lawyers) LLP is a full service independent law Firm founded in 2007, by Charles Adeogun-Phillips, following a distinguished and decade-long career as an international prosecutor and senior UN lawyer.
At the centerpiece of the Firm is a sophisticated international, ‘white-collar’ and business crime practice ranging from 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 also deals with matters involving serious violations of international criminal and humanitarian law including, international piracy; terrorism; genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. 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 preeminent international, ‘white-collar’, cyber and business crime practice in Nigeria.

Areas of Practice:

Aviation Law
Banking & Finance
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Litigation
Criminal Defense
Criminal Law
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Law
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Lawyers and Partners:

Charles A. Adeogun-Phillips, Founder
Charles founded Charles Anthony LLP in November 2007, following a distinguished and highly rewarding legal career within the United Nations Organisation, which spanned over 12 years. He is an accomplished international lawyer and prosecutor who has practiced on the international criminal litigation circuit for well over a decade. In March 2001, he was appointed senior trial attorney and lead prosecuting counsel at the United Nations International Tribunal for Rwanda, where he led for over a decade and with great success, teams of international criminal lawyers in the prosecution of those who bore the greatest responsibility for the 1994 Rwandan genocide during which, an estimated 800,000 civilians were killed.

During his tenure at the UN, Charles was involved in historic and ground-breaking legal work in what was soon to become, the fastest growing and emerging area of public international law, cumulating in his citation in the maiden edition of “who’s who of public international law”. He has to date, completed twelve complex international criminal trials before an international court, ten of which he led successfully as lead counsel. He is admitted to practice as lead counsel before several international and regional courts and including the International Criminal Court, Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the African Court on Human and People’s Rights in Tanzania. Prior to his UN career, he trained and practiced with several leading law firms in Lagos and London where he gained experience in various practice areas.