Banking and Finance
Phone +64 9 367 8303
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+64 9 367 8303
John is a specialist in asset, development, corporate and acquisition finance, complex debt restructuring solutions, and export credit financing arrangements. Bringing years of international experience to his practice, John provides expert advice to major New Zealand banks, corporates, mezzanine funders, debtors and insolvency advisors. He is sought after by institutions and individuals for his sharp insight, pragmatic style and wealth of experience.
Having practiced in New Zealand and Asia (ex-Hong Kong), John has applied his considerable skills in funding, structuring and regulatory matters across a variety of jurisdictions. His recent transactions have included:
LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Canterbury.
John became a partner at Russell McVeagh in 2004. He is on the Russell McVeagh Ethics Committee, was Chair of the Partnership from 2017-2019, and has also previously been Practice Group Chair for Banking and Finance.
Prior to joining Russell McVeagh, John was a consultant at the Hong Kong office of Linklaters.
John is recognised as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer by the Legal 500 2024 Guide and Chambers and Partners 2024 Guide, and as a 'Distinguished Practitioner' by Asialaw Profiles 2022. He is named a 'Highly Regarded' lawyer by IFLR 1000 2024 for Banking, and named a 'World Leader' for Banking/Finance by Who's Who Legal 2023. John was selected by his peers as '2023 Lawyer of the Year' in the Best Lawyers® New Zealand Guide for Banking and Finance Law and is recognised in the 2024 Guide for Banking and Finance Law and Leveraged Buyouts.
John is described by his clients as being "completely on top of all areas of banking and securities law" - Legal 500 2022 Guide.
John has also been chosen by his peers to be listed as one of the world's leading lawyers for Banking and Finance in the 2017 Expert Guides: Banking, Finance and Transactional Guide 2017 6th Edition.
Restructuring and Insolvency
Mining, Oil and Gas
Partner, Banking and Finance