John 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.
Head of Finance
Ian is responsible for ensuring that sound financial management and processes are in place, and that service delivery is fully aligned with the firm’s strategy.
Director of HR & Learning
Jonathan is responsible for the firm's strategy to manage and develop its people.
Richard is responsible for taking our full infrastructure asset life cycle offering to our clients. He is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution – adjudication, mediation, arbitration and High Court Litigation. He is familiar with the forms of contract commonly used in the Sector. He also also heads our Africa Group, with a focus on Infrastructure and Energy sectors.
Partner, Head of Financial services
Alexis leads our Financial Services business and has been heavily engaged with the sector throughout his career. Alexis specialises in insurance distribution, regulation and product development and works with a range of insurer and intermediary clients.