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John is the head of the Maples Group's Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team in Asia. In addition, he advises on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, banking and general corporate matters. John has a broad international client base, comprised of major corporates, financial institutions and insolvency-related officeholders.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
Update on the British Virgin Islands
John joined the Maples Group 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 the Maples Group, and ranked as a notable practitioner in IFLR1000.
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)
University of Auckland, New Zealand