John is Managing Partner of Pinsent Masons, and has overall responsibility for the day-to-day management and operations of the firm globally.
Previously a banking lawyer, John had over 25 years’ experience advising some of the world’s largest financial institutions on secured and unsecured lending and specialised in complex structured finance transactions.
Since taking up the role of Managing Partner of the firm in 2015, John has played a pivotal role in the firm’s programme of rapid internationalisation. During his time in office, the firm has balanced market-leading financial performance with sustained investment, with the firm opening bases in Sydney, Melbourne, Dusseldorf, Madrid, Dublin and Frankfurt. Under his stewardship the firm has also been named Law Firm of the Year by both Legal Week (2016), Legal Business (2016, 2019), The Lawyer (2018) and is regularly counted among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. John takes a particular interest in mental health and wellbeing at work and leads the firm's programmes in this area.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Alastair is responsible for ensuring that the business operations departments work together to help support and transform the firm as well as ensuring that they are fit for purpose and support the firm's strategy, delivering a high quality and cost efficient service.
Joanne is head of the Health sector but sits within the Corporate Group, specialising principally in private company and private equity work including acquisitions and disposals, buy-in and buy-outs, joint ventures and investments.
Partner, Head of Competition, EU & Trade
Alan heads the Competition, EU & Trade Group at Pinsent Masons. He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Ireland, and practised in Brussels for six years including a year with the European Commission.