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Oscar N. Johnson, Jr.

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Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation, including banking and business disputes; Industrial relations and Employment Law; International Finance and Civil Litigation; Maritime and Admiralty Law. Appeared as Counsel in international cases including:- Slim America, Inc.; Premium Sales Corporation; Globe-X Canadiana and Globe-X Management; Americas International Bank (In Liquidation); Debtworks, Inc, and Suisse Security Bank & Trust and as Junior Counsel in Grupo Torras. Acted in various matters including:- a $22 million damages claim relating to the allision of a bulk crude oil tanker with a terminal jetty; and a project related to the $32 million restoration of a production facility.

Career

Called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Bahamas Bar - 1985; Partner since 1992; Global Managing Director since 2012. Current chair of Litigation. Previous member - Ethics Committee of the Bahamas Bar Association; Arbitration Tribunal;

Advisor to the Nassau Tourism & Development Board

Director - of The Bridge Authority and St Andrew’s School.

Professional Memberships

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn; Bahamas Bar Association; International Bar Association

Publications

International Professional Practice (Bahamas chapter); The Use of Videoconferencing in The Bahamas

Personal

John Abbott College, Quebec, Canada (D.E.C.); McGill University, Montreal, Canada (B.A.); School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (LL.B.) (Hons.) London, England.