John is an Associate in the Media, Commercial and Technology teams.
He advises a wide range of clients on commercial and general corporate matters including those in film, TV, publishing, digital media and technology. John is also able to advise his clients on both contentious and non-contentious employment issues and provides a strong link with the two interweaving teams.
John has substantial experience in litigation and arbitration working on many commercial disputes and in particular on numerous high profile media and intellectual property matters.
SMB are very pleased to have successfully advised Kevin Kane, the founder of PHASTAR, one of the UK’s largest specialist biometrics clinical research organisations for clinical trials, on his partnership with private equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP. PHASTAR has 10 offices globally with plans for further international expansion. Charterhouse made a significant investment into PHASTAR, with Mr Kane remaining CEO and retaining a substantial stake in the business.Read more
SMB has advised the shareholders of Lucid Issuer Services, Lucid Agency and Trustee Services and Fluyd in their acquisition by Duff & Phelps.Read more