Global Head of White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions Group, John has more than 30 years of experience representing parties in virtually all manner of M&A transactions in all industries.
The Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group includes more than 500 lawyers across all the Firm's offices. In the first half of 2016, it was ranked #1 by deal value in the US, Europe, Asia and Globally, according to Mergermarket's M&A League Tables. In 2016, Chambers ranked the US National and New York M&A Practice Band 1 (The Elite), and The Legal 500 ranked the practice as "2014 US M&A and Buyout Team of the Year."
John's practice focuses on complex, multijurisdictional transactions, some of which have set new market precedents, and many of which have been recognized with national and international awards. Such major deals include ICBC's acquisition of an 80 percent interest in The Bank of East Asia, Pilot Travel Centers LLC's acquisition of Flying J Inc.'s core travel plaza and truck stop businesses, and Toyota Industries Corporation's US$759 million acquisition of Cascade Corporation.
A diverse range of international clients has benefited from John's commercial experience. His clients, both public and private, from a range of industries, include Avast Software, Cobepa, CVC, DISH Network Corporation, Fortis, Hess, ICBC, Quad-C, Pilot Flying J, Regal Beloit, SSAB Svenskt Stål AB, Toyota Industries Corporation and Ahold NV.
John's leading contribution in the fields of M&A, Private Equity, and Corporate Governance is recognized by many highly respected professional publications, including Chambers, Euromoney and Legal 500. He has also appeared on a number of media outlets, including Bloomberg TV and CNBC.