John's focus is on:
- Resource taxation
- Corporate reorganizations, both public and private
- Cross-border and international transactions
- Tax-deferred financing
- Taxation of non-residents
- Structured finance
John is a Fellow, Jarislowsky Fellowship in Business Management, Haskayne School of Business and also a member, Calgarians Committed to Change Cabinet, RESOLVE Campaign, Calgary Homeless Foundation.
John serves as the Chair of BD&P.
He is also a board member of Cardinal Energy Ltd., Crew Energy Inc. (Chairman), Crown Capital Partners Inc., Leucrotta Exploration Inc. and Titanium Corporation Inc.
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
- Former Governor, Member of Executive Committee, Canadian Tax Foundation
$5.2 billion acquisition of Progress Energy Resources Corp.
Counsel to Progress Energy Resources Corp. in the $5.2 billion acquisition by PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company.
Progress Energy Resources Corp.'s sale and joint venture with PETRONAS
Counsel to Progress in the $1.1 billion sale of 50% working interest in Montney shale assets in Foothills of north eastern British Columbia to PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, and the formation of an upstream joint venture to develop the gas assets as well as a downstream LNG Export Project Joint Venture pursuant to which they plan to build and operate a major LNG export facility.
Recent honours and recognition
Leading lawyer in the Legal 500 Canada (2018-2022)
Named in the Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, in the area of corporate tax (2002-2016, 2018-2019)
Recognized by Chambers Global Canada as a leading tax lawyer (2002-2016)
Named in Lexpert's Special Edition's on Canada's leading corporate lawyers and energy lawyers (annually since 2013)
Named in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of tax law (annually since 2006)
Leading corporate tax lawyer in Who's Who Legal Canada (annually since 2010)
March 24, 2020
April 23, 2021
October 27, 2020
August 27, 2020
April 29, 2020
December 5, 2019
August 21, 2019
May 3, 2019
April 29, 2019
Eight partners recognized as leading lawyers in Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers
December 18, 2018
November 29, 2018
November 2, 2018
August 21, 2018