About Coffee Conversations

Coffee Conversations is a series where UQ students can speak to expert guests working in the law profession. Encouraged to speak openly and answer any questions students might have, Coffee Conversationalists bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and surprising relatability to these sessions. Submit your questions anonymously before the session below, or speak directly to the guest live! Whatever you do, be sure to grab a cuppa and join us! 

Submit a question

Registered guests will receive an online link before the event starts, and a reminder to tune in.

About the speaker

John has had an extensive career and is the Partner in Charge of the Brisbane Office of international law firm, Jones Day. He works across the Global Disputes, Energy and Government Regulation practices.

A recognised leader in his field, John has worked on many of Australia's largest projects in the transport, energy and resources, defence, and social infrastructure sectors. He has represented owners, major contractors, and consultants in complex disputes on major procurement projects in Australia and overseas.

John has also acted in major Supreme Court actions and is currently representing major international contractors on disputes in connection with a number of the recently completed gas projects in Queensland. He also has represented clients in arbitrations, expert determinations, and statutory adjudications.

Take this opportunity to join John for a ‘virtual coffee’, gain insights into life at one of the world’s leading law firms, and hear John’s tips for success.