John has over 30 years’ experience specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private investments, corporate finance and shareholder activism. John has represented some of Europe’s largest companies, multinationals, international investors, financial sponsors and entrepreneurs across a range of sectors and assets including real estate, construction, retail, utilities, financial services, asset management, services, transportation and fintech.
He is named as a leading corporate lawyer in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, named as a Legal Expert for Corporate/M&A and is also recommended as a leading M&A lawyer in PLC’s Which Lawyer?.
In addition to helping clients succeed, John was global head of the firm’s corporate practice for 17 transformational years and pioneered the firm’s award winning innovative Managed Legal Service with Thames Water.
John Bennett stood out on the deal with good follow up, hard work and good advice; both the legal and business aspects. He was always available to discuss what we needed to, and to help us over some of the trickier questions; without letting his pride or ego get in the way of getting the deal done.
John Bennett was very good at providing concise advice and focusing on the areas that were important without getting bogged down with the issues that were relatively minor.
The team at BCLP, under John Bennett's leadership, were smart, committed and consistent, Throughout the whole transaction they were very consistent with their advice about what we should do, what we should accept and what we should not accept from the other side, and I think that was really good.