Banking and Finance
Phone +64 9 367 8303
Email [email protected]
+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.
He is listed as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500 2021 and as a distinguished practitioner for Banking and Finance by Asialaw Profiles 2020, Chambers and Partners 2021, Best Lawyers® 2022 New Zealand guide, and Expert Guides 2019. John is also listed by IFLR 1000 as a 'Highly Regarded' lawyer for Banking and by Who's Who Legal 2020 edition as a recommended lawyer for 'Banking - Finance'.
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
Special Counsel, Banking and Finance