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, export credit financing and specific project financing arrangements. Following on from his role leading the firm’s Banking and Finance practice group, John is now the Chair of the Russell McVeagh partnership.
Bringing years of international experience to his practice, John provides expert advice to banks, mezzanine funders and debtors.
John works with major New Zealand banks, corporates 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 and is the current Chair of the Russell McVeagh partnership. Previously he has been the 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 for Banking and Finance by Asialaw Profiles 2018, Chambers and Partners 2020, and Best Lawyers® 2020 in New Zealand. 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