John is the principal of Porter Davies. He has been in private practice as a principal for 45 years and is a very experienced commercial and property lawyer with industry leading skills in negotiating and documenting large and complex commercial and property transactions. He also has extensive experience in the downstream petroleum industry including all aspects of site contamination and remediation.
For a period of 43 years he held a retainer to act for Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd and Exxon Mobil Corporation in Australia and that retainer only came to an end some years after Exxon Mobil disposed of its entire Australian retail service station network to 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd in late 2010.
John continued to act for 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd in relation to the retail service station network that 7-Eleven bought from Mobil.