Knowing the commercial and operational side of a business as inhouse counsel equips you to predict problems and create safeguards. And it is far more satisfying than sitting in a law firm office detached from the day to day realities of business. A simple explanation of what I do is “to predict and protect”
Hello I'm John...
WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO
THE EXPERIENCE I BRING
My work as a lawyer has taken me into the board rooms of Australia, Japan and the UK with a bit of Russian light relief thrown in. Strong in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, I’ve done over 100 deals. I’m also a good generalist with solid experience in everything from supply contracts, manufacturing contracts, joint ventures and teaming, corporate governance and directors’ duties. The sectors I’ve worked in include Fintech (payments), Manufacturing, Transport/Shipping, Leisure, Gaming and Tourism, Insurance and Security
WHEN I'M NOT WORKING
I follow rugby – Qld Reds, Wallabies, London Irish, Eddie’s England – cricket, boxing and ice hockey. In the warmer months I swim in the sea off Hove and now and then get involved in powerlifting