John Smith is a Partner at IP, Kwan & Co., Solicitors & Notaries and the Head of International Arbitration Practice. John specialises in consulting clients in the area of international trade, and representing their interests in international commercial arbitrations of GAFTA.
John is the leader of the Working Group on International Taxation & EU Harmonization in UK at the American Chamber of Commerce. He is also the Committee Head of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA. During 2011 John served as the Co-Chair of the Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and was the member of the working group on VAT reform at the Ministry of Finance of United Kingdom.
Prior to joining IP, Kwan & Co., Solicitors & Notaries, John worked in the UK of an international law firm.
BA, Columbia College; 2001
Master of Law, 2007. UK University
Admitted to the Bar since 2013
Member of the International Bar Association
Member of the London City Bar Association
Speaker of GAFTA Professional Development Programmes
Leading lawyer in London for Dispute Resolution
The Legal500 (2015 – 2018)
Leading lawyer in London for Family law
Legal Awards 2016
The best team in London for International Trade
Legal Awards 2018
Leading lawyer in London for Private clients practice The