He qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and has a law degree from Oxford University and a Masters in Environmental Law from King’s College, London. He was General Counsel at Solarcentury for 15 years and a key player in taking the business from start-up in the UK through leading on acquisitions and through organic growth to a £200m turnover group, active across four continents. This gives him a deep knowledge of what it takes to make renewable energy projects commercially successful, and an excellent understanding of what it takes to keep a fast growth company profitable.
John has advised on a wide range of commercial law matters including utility scale energy projects, multi building portfolios and high volume residential programmes, as well as on product development and commercialising innovation. He has had a specific focus on construction and supply chain contracts; sales, marketing, distribution and licensing agreements; and contract manufacturing and joint ventures.