John McLean

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

John is our General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, joining Vistra in February 2017.

John leads the organisation’s legal, risk and compliance function. He has over 25 years’ experience, having served previously as Chief Counsel Asia and Europe for Darby Overseas Investments (the PE division of investment company Franklin Templeton). John has advised on dozens of acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings, taken two companies public, and has served as lead inhouse counsel on several high-profile litigation matters.

A widely respected figure in the industry, John worked in private practice with Norton Rose in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Jakarta, and with Stikeman Elliott in Toronto, New York and Hong Kong.

John has a LLB from Queen's University, Ontario and a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He has a working proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, having studied at the National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Training Centre in Taipei.

John believes in taking a disciplined approach to operating the business to the highest standards, through great people.

John McLean