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John Cone

Call: 1975

John is a hugely experienced company law specialist.

He has particular expertise in corporate reorganisations and reconstructions (including reorganisations of capital and schemes of arrangement – for both solvent and insolvent companies); takeovers, mergers and acquisitions; and Part VII FSMA banking and insurance business transfers.

A man with years of experience who is very commercial and user-friendly.

Chambers and Partners


  • Capital reorganisations
  • M&A (including cross-border mergers)
  • Takeovers
  • Schemes of arrangement (solvent/insolvent)
  • Reductions of capital
  • Directors’ duties
  • Shareholders’ rights/disputes
  • Meetings and resolutions
  • Part VII transfers

Significant cases and transactions include:

Novae Group Plc  – scheme of arrangement.

MB Group Plc – scheme of arrangement.

Lloyds Banking Group and Citibank International/ The Post Office – Part VII business transfers.

Netviewer AG – cross-border merger.

RAC – demutualisation and disposal.



Memberships & Publications

Head of Chambers from 2005 to 2011

Bar Law Reform Committee

Law Society Company Law Committee

Middle Temple Bencher


Chamber Bar Association


British German Jurists Association


Ranked in Legal 500 (Company)

‘A top-notch and hugely experienced company law adviser.’

John is ‘highly experienced in shareholders’ rights disputes.’

Ranked in

Chambers and Partners –

Legal 500 –
Company and Partnership