John is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory group and has been with the firm since 1995.
John has advised on many of Australia's high profile transactions. He has been recognised as a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance and private equity in a range of industry guides. He has advised on transactions which were, at the time:
He regularly advises on mergers and acquisition transactions, private equity deals and capital markets issues. He also regularly advises on corporate governance issues. Recent transactions John has advised on include:
John has advised on a wide range of takeovers and negotiated acquisitions of all sizes. His practice also extends to capital markets work. He has acted on over 30 IPOs and capital raisings for companies and managed funds with a value of over $5 billion
John has also advised a number of private equity funds ranging from KKR, who he has advised on the Brambles Australia acquisition, the Cleanaway sale and the RAMS bid to a number of domestic funds and management teams.
John's publications include The Float Guide, The Company Directors Checklist, The Company Secretary Checklist (for both Listed and Proprietary Companies), The Corporate Governance Implementation Plan, The Institute of Company Directors module on Board Performance and the Australian chapter of LBR’s books - "The Corporate Governance Review" and "The Private Equity Review". He is also Joint Editor of the International Bar Association's Global M+A Guide and Float Guide.
John is past-Chair of the Corporate and M+A Committee of the International Bar Association (the world’s leading organisation of international lawyers) and a member of the investment committee of the private equity fund, Crescent Capital Partners.
John is ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific Equity Capital Markets and Private Equity and by IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer in the area of mergers and acquisitions. Best Lawyers 2018 names John as Sydney Lawyer of the Year for Sydney Financial Institutions. John is also recognised by Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate/Governance Practice, Equity Capital Markets Law, Private Equity Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Venture Capital Law.
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