John Cohen LLB
John practiced as a corporate and commercial attorney in South Africa for 17 years before leaving the profession in 1998 to join one of his clients, Comparex Holdings, which was expanding its business operations into Europe and other international markets. During his time as an attorney John ran a broad based corporate practice, but focused on local and international mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings as well as the financing thereof.
He represented clients in the mining and engineering industries as well as those in the information technology, electronics manufacturing fields and therefore also established a practice in licensing, distribution and technology law. In 1992 John was one of the four partners in the management buy-out of the European operations of Comparex and, together with his partners, has successfully restructured and transformed that business into one of Europe's leading independent system integration businesses. John is now a non-executive director of Comparex and has been appointed as a consultant to Roodt Inc.