John Munnis



VCARD: John Munnis


Sierra Lidbetter | sal@kkbl.com

Bar admissions

British Columbia (2001); Ontario (2015); England & Wales (2008)


University of British Columbia, BA (1994)

University of British Columbia, LLB/MBA (2000)



John is an accomplished lawyer practicing in the areas of corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate, and securities law. John works with several practice groups at the firm. He recognizes that collaboration is frequently the most efficient and practical way to satisfy his clients’ business needs. 

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

John has extensive experience advising clients from a variety of industries and sectors, including financial institutions, private and public companies and individuals.  He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for Mining Law since 2017.

John advises clients on the following:

  • Corporate matters, including:

    • Buying and selling businesses

    • Negotiating shareholder agreements

    • Establishing joint ventures and partnerships

  • Financing transactions, including:

    • Corporate credit facilities

    • Acquisition financing

    • Project and infrastructure financing

  • Securities law compliance



  • University of British Columbia Law Alumni Association, Director (former)

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member

    • Business and Banking Law sections

John has also spoken frequently before professional groups, such as CLEBC, on transactional and corporate governance matters.