John’s tactical astuteness together with his commercial experience and personable versatility uniquely establishes rapport and confidence with commercial clients ranging from corporates to life-style entrepreneurs.

John’s reputation is built on fiercely meticulous tactical execution towards achieving commercial objectives. When advising or on his feet, John’s ability and mindset clears the pathway to penetrate the heart of any issue or objective in favour of his clients.

Though considered a cleverly intricate advocate, especially in cross examination,  John’s strategic approach at the outset of cases often results in good settlements without the need for expensive final hearings. When final hearings are required, John has already ensured the case is best prepared for success.

Areas of expertise

John advises corporations, investors, directors, shareholders, insolvency practitioners and some of Europe’s leading entrepreneurs in a wide variety of corporate business matters. John’s Instructions include advising and representing in contentious and non-contentious contractual and statutory matters relating to:

Corporate Structures

Shareholder Agreements

Joint Venture Agreements

Investor Agreements

Loan Agreements

Nominee Agreements

Deeds of Trust

Shares and Asset Purchase Agreements

Assignments and Novatians

Companies Act Duties

Injunctive Relief

Settlement Agreements

Insurance Coverage

Insurance Claims

John often represents developers, receivers, property owners, lenders, landlords and tenants in commercial property issues. Regular instructions include advising and representing clients in contentious and non-contentious property-related matters relating to:

Joint Venture Agreements

Trust Agreements

Secured Loan Agreements

Security Enforcement

Lease Covenants


Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Renewals

Party Wall Act 1996

Planning and Licensing

John’s professional, corporate and business clients regularly instruct him to advise and represent interested parties surrounding company and individual insolvency including:

Winding-up Petitions

Bankruptcy Petitions

Statutory Demands

Directors Duties

Liquidators Duties

Interim Insolvency Act Applications

Appointment and Removal of Liquidators

Security Enforcement


John advises and represents a range of athletes, coaches, and sports entities, as well as commercial sponsors and agents in sport.

John has developed his niche within the football industry where he acts for players, coaches, investors, shareholders, clubs, and agents.

Whilst the bulk of John’s clients are based in the United Kingdom or registered with The English FA, John has and continues to represent clients with interests in clubs or transactions throughout Europe and Asia.

John represents his clients in Arbitration, Court, Football Tribunal and Disciplinary Tribunals . Most of John’s instructions are to advise and represent clients in the following contentious and non-contentious matters:

FIFA Statutes

FIFA Football Agent Regulations (“FFAR”)

Player Status and Transfers

Player-Club Contracts

Player-Agent Representation Agreements

Player-Club Representation Agreements

Tri-partite Agreements

Sponsorship Agreements

Laws of the Game

Insurance Coverage

Insurance Claims

John is of Greek-Cypriot heritage and still has home, friends and family rooted in the heart of the thriving shipping industries of Cyprus and Greece. Thus, John attended and completed the internationally renowned Maritime Law Short Course at University of Southampton has been instructed to advise and represent clients in Arbitration and at Court.

Most issues and disputes involving vessels and carriage of goods involve long-established common law and tortious principles that are fundamental parts of John’s commercial practice.

John can take instructions on a variety of contentious and non-contentious Dry Shipping matters involving:

Charterparty Agreements

Bills of Lading

Shipbuilding Agreements

Contracts of Affreightment

Ship and Sale Purchase Contracts

Insurance Coverage and Constructions

John takes instructions do advise and represent his commercial, sporting and shipping clients on the following insurance-related matters:

Contractual Construction and Interpretation

Breaches of Insurance Contract



Under Insurance

Interim Payment Applications

Interim Relief Applications

Broker Fiduciary Duties


Further information

John read Law at university while still engaged in his commercial enterprise and graduated from Bar School with the highest possible honour, ‘Outstanding’.

Recently, John has completed the internationally renowned Maritime Law Short Course, provided by University of Southampton.

Appointments & Memberships

The Honourable Society of Inner Temple

The Commercial Bar Association