John is an Associate Partner at FIPRA UK, having joined in June 2006. Prior to this John spent six years working as a senior aide to a Labour MP in the UK House of Commons. John specialises in advising clients operating in the financial services, energy, pub, brewing and gambling sectors. At FIPRA UK John has advised on the political and regulatory aspects of a wide range of high-profile cross-border M&A transactions, with projects including the £8.7 billion merger between Thomson Corporation and Reuters Group PLC and the £80 billion approach for Rio Tinto plc by BHP Billiton plc. John has also worked on election campaigns for the Democrats in the US at both Presidential and Congressional level. Educated at the University of Leeds, he holds a degree in History and a Masters degree in International Political Economy.