John-Paul’s (JP) practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, infrastructure and projects work, and general corporate law. He is Co-Leader of the Firm's Private Equity Group, which has been recognized as one of Canada's leading private equity practices. JP’s clients range from startups and venture-financed businesses to large, publicly traded corporations. A significant portion of his practice involves working with private equity funds (including buyout, infrastructure and venture capital funds) and their portfolio companies in investment, add-on, recapitalization and exit transactions; technology-based businesses in relation to both operational and transactional matters; and investment banks and other corporate finance professionals in relation to M&A and financing transactions. JP is also frequently engaged as special M&A counsel by seller groups and investment banks undertaking competitive auction processes. He regularly speaks at business law conferences and is a member of several industry associations, including the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, the British Columbia Technology Industry Association and the Vancouver chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.