M: +64 21 989 717
John holds a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington
and a Master of Laws with Honours from the University of Auckland.
He is admitted as:
a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (inactive)
an attorney at law in the State of California (inactive)
a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand
John is a former Asia 2000 Fellow, past chairman of the
Vietnam / New Zealand business council and is Chartered
Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
After practicing as a solicitor then general counsel, John established
and managed a number of public companies. In 1998 he established the
Claymore partnership with Greg Barclay.
John has practiced in the areas of corporate and commercial
law both in New Zealand and overseas. He has experience both
as counsel and client in:
structuring and financing
initial public offerings
takeovers and mergers
corporate and project fundraising (both debt and equity), purchases and sales
John is a past director or chair of a number of public companies in
New Zealand, Australia and Canada. He is currently a director of
ASX-listed Manhattan Corporation Limited. He was also the former
chairman of Summit Resources Ltd when it was taken over in an A$1.2b
hostile transaction. John holds a number of private company and
unlisted public company directorships.
Phone: 09 379 3163
Fax: +64 9 379 3164
63 Fort Street
PO Box 1382
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