John is the head of the litigation, restructuring and insolvency practice in Asia. 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 recognised by Asian Legal Business as one of the top 10 offshore lawyers in Asia. He is also recommended as a leading litigation lawyer by The Legal 500 in its tier 1 recognition of Maples and Calder and ranked as a notable practitioner in IFLR1000.
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 (not practising)
2004 - Admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong (not practising)
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)
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