John is a ADRg Accredited Commercial Mediator and an Allied Member of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA). He qualified as a solicitor in 1998.
He has extensive international commercial arbitration experience arbitrating under the rules of all major arbitration institutions including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and SCC. He has also acted for clients before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
John is a highly experienced commercial litigator working on a variety of disputes, with a particular strength in advising on contractual claims, and those relating to energy, natural resources and telecoms in Europe, the US, Africa, Russia and the CIS.
John also has considerable experience in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, including media cases; trade mark registration, opposition and infringement proceedings; brand management and advice; copyright and design right claims; defamation and data scraping actions, which often necessitate prompt applications for emergency injunctive relief.