John relocated to Australia with his Australian family after a successful career in Ireland and Europe. He is head of International here at McCullough Robertson and advises clients on corporate, competition, energy (particularly renewables) and utilities matters.
He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and Oxford University, and is a qualified solicitor in Australia, Ireland and England.
Elliott Advisors and Elliott Green Power
Advising Elliott Partners and Elliott Green Power on the acquisition and development of its utility scale solar farm portfolio.
Advising BayWa r.e. on renewable project and PPA matters.
Advising Wanda Group on the acquisition of Hoyts Group (Australia’s largest cinema chain).
Advising European private equity funds and international investors, including on renewable energy projects and regulation.
Leading Australian beef and agribusiness companies
Advising some of Australia’s leading beef companies and agribusinesses on ACCC investigations.
Advising Government bodies in various parts of Australia on the commercialisation of telecoms and street infrastructure.
Advising Brisbane Broncos (the rugby league world equivalent to Manchester United) on commercial matters.
International corporates and law firms
Advising international corporates and law firms on cross-border transactions, corporate, competition and regulatory matters in Australia.
Irish Commission for Energy Regulation and Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation
Advising the Irish Commission for Energy Regulation and Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation on the drafting and implementation of the wholesale mandatory gross pool Single Electricity Market across the island of Ireland (an international first) similar to the Australian National Electricity Market.
Advising the Irish Government on energy law matters.
Ireland’s State-owned gas network company, Bord Gais Networks
Advising Ireland’s State-owned gas network company, Bord Gais Networks, on corporate, competition and regulatory matters.
Ireland’s State-owned broadcaster, RTE
Advising Ireland’s State-owned broadcaster, RTE, in corporate, competition and regulatory matters.