John is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B) and Oxford University (BCL). He is admitted in Australia, Ireland and England.
John has over 25 years’ experience in major advisory, transactional and project work across many sectors with a nationally significant practice in corporate, competition, energy and utilities.
He also has a strong understanding of the government sector with considerable experience in industry regulation and state transactional matters. John’s clients include significant corporates, multinationals, private equity, hedge funds, entrepreneurs and government and government-owned companies.
In addition, John is a guest lecturer in competition law at the University of Queensland, an academic author, the competition law editor of the Australian Law Journal, a frequent speaker at the International Bar Association and other conferences in Australia and overseas on competition law, energy, utilities and international trade.
John is a part-time member of the Clean Energy Regulator in Australia, and has also been a director of several Australian private equity-owned portfolio companies appointed by a significant international private equity firm.
John also currently sits on several not-for-profit boards in Australia (including KitAid Australia) and is a former Chair of the International Bar Association’s Public Law Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Irish Law Society’s EU & International Affairs Committee.
Recent advice in Australia includes:
Other experience in Ireland and Europe has included: