Koffman Kalef LLP Business Lawyers
(604) 891-3630
Bar Admissions / Year of Call: 
British Columbia 2001, Ontario 2015, England & Wales 2008
University of British Columbia, B.A. 1994 , University of British Columbia, LL.B/MBA 2000
Areas of Practice: 
Banking & Insolvency , Corporate/Commercial , Securities/Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions
Professional Experience: 

John practices in the areas of banking, financial services, mergers & acquisitions and corporate law. John has extensive experience advising lenders and corporate borrowers on a wide range of financing transactions, including corporate credit facilities, acquisition financings and project and infrastructure financings. He has also been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada for Mining Law since 2017.

From 2006 to 2012, John was employed by the London office of a large global law firm where he acted for investment banks and issuers on Eurobond financings and equity financings. Notably, he was also involved in several multi-billion dollar debt restructurings after the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008.

John also has significant experience advising clients on various corporate matters, including buying and selling businesses, negotiating shareholders agreements and establishing joint ventures and partnership arrangements. He also advises public companies on securities law compliance.

John has also spoken frequently before professional groups on transactional and corporate governance matters.

John is qualified to practice in British Columbia, Ontario and England & Wales.

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