John is the head of Maples and Calder's Asian litigation, restructuring and insolvency practice. In addition, he advises on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, banking and general corporate matters. He has a broad international client base comprised of major corporates, financial institutions and insolvency-related officeholders. His expertise covers both Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law.
John joined Maples and Calder in 2005 and was elected as a partner in 2009. He previously worked for Herbert Smith in Hong Kong and, before that, Buddle Findlay in New Zealand.
John is a graduate of the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
1997 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (practising as a New Zealand solicitor in Hong Kong only)
2004 - Admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
2005 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)
2005 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (not practising as an English solicitor)
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