John is the Chair of Clyde & Co's Global Projects and Construction Group and is heavily involved in the firm’s African and Latin American Strategy. He also served as a member of the firm's Global Management Board for four terms. He has been with the firm for twenty-nine years and a partner since 1999.
John is highly skilled in both front end transactional work and in leading teams on resolving large construction and engineering disputes. John is recognised in Chambers and is described as a "very impressive intellect in terms of legal knowledge and – importantly – commercial common sense and practicality."
He has extensive experience of advising on, negotiating and drafting building and engineering contracts, project management agreements and EPC contracts together with all supplemental documentation, particularly in relation to international standard forms (e.g. FIDIC, NEC and MF/I) and bespoke agreements.
He acts for a broad cross-section of the industry including developers, contractors, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, surveyors, banks and insurers.
John also has experience in relation to the design, supply and installation of mechanical and electrical engineering plant, offshore structures, power stations, coal liquefaction, mining and environmental issues.
He has been appointed by the Technology and Construction Solicitors’ Association’s panel to act as an adjudicator on numerous occasions. He acts for clients in all forms of dispute resolution both internationally and domestically, particularly in adjudications, litigation, international arbitration and mediation.
John is recognised by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 as a leading construction lawyer.
Projects & Construction