John W. Reboul

Retired Partner

  • Doctorat de l'Université, Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Économiques, 1964
  • LLB, Harvard Law School, 1963
  • AB, Harvard College, 1959


  • New York, 1965
  • French
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Foreign & Competitive Law, 2009-2011
  • New York Super Lawyers (2006)

John W. Reboul

Retired Partner

John W. Reboul, formerly of Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt & Maynard, joined Ropes & Gray as a partner in 2003. He retired on December 31, 2007, although he continues to do some client work. John co-founded Reboul MacMurray with John MacMurray in 1973 and, as a corporate lawyer, gained extensive experience in international corporate, finance and securities, joint ventures/strategic alliances, and private equity law.


He has advised clients on multinational transactions centered in Europe (France, Germany and The Netherlands) and Asia (Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand).

John represented Mitsubishi Motors Corporation for many years, including in its alliance with Volvo Car Corporation to develop and produce a car to be assembled at the Netherlands Car B.V. (NedCar) plant. 

He has worked on cross-border joint ventures, acquisitions, distribution arrangements and other agreements involving many countries in Europe and in Japan.

He represented a South African private equity fund borrowing from Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Since his retirement, he has been active in connection with pro bono matters.

In 2008, he worked with the Carter Center in connection with a review of the major mining contracts entered into by the Democratic Republic of the Congo including a detailed review of six of the most important contracts and traveled twice to Kinshasa to meet with representatives of the Ministry of Mines.

In January 2010 he taught at a negotiation training program arranged by the Commercial Law Development Program of the US Department of Commerce for a delegation from the Iraqi Oil Ministry.

Since September 2010, he has advised the Liberian Government in connection with a multibillion dollar project including the construction of a railroad across Liberia to transport iron ore from Guinea to the Liberian coast and the rehabilitation of an hydroelectric plant largely destroyed in the Liberian civil wars.


He has taught courses on International Business Transactions at Ivanovo State University in Ivanovo Russia in 2008 and at the University of Miskolc in Miskolc Hungary in 2009.



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