Senior partner with the firm’s Corporate Group and past co-Chair of the M&A Group. Practice focuses primarily on M&A, private equity and corporate finance, with a focus on cross-border transactions. Ranked in Chambers Canada 2017 ranked John as band 1 leading lawyer in corporate/commercial and is described as "a wonderful ambassador for the firm". Recognized one of the "30 Most Influential Private Equity Attorneys in the World” by Private Equity International, 2006. Also listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 in the Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities. Recent mandates include: Vail Resorts’ C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings; JC Flowers & Co. LLC and Värde in their acquisition of CitiFinancial Canada Inc.; CRH in its C$6.5B acquisition of certain assets from Holcim Lafarge; Sale of Altasciences to Audax Group; Pixelworks Inc. acquisition of all outstanding shares of ViXS System Inc.; and Marriott International Inc., in its $12.2B acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.