John Cannings

Asia Leader,

Summary of expertise

John Cannings is an experienced and well known corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive health and pharmaceutical industry knowledge. He specialises in corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, governance, and board advice, particularly in the Health and Pharmaceutical sectors.

In acting for healthcare clients, John has advised on a variety of matters including:

  • Identifying and developing new revenue growth opportunities in new and existing markets;
  • Reviewing alternative funding sources for high cost drugs;
  • Pharmacy ownership and structuring;
  • Patent and technology licensing;
  • Pharmaceutical drug distribution, resale and purchase;
  • Sales contracts for pharmaceutical and healthcare product companies and businesses; and
  • Alliances, joint ventures and partnering.

John was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2010 and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company directors. He has a Bachelor of Arts and Laws from Sydney University and is a Member of the International Bar Association.