Jonathan is a Partner in the Commercial team.

He provides support on a variety of commercial law and contracts for clients ranging from start-ups to multi-national household names.  He uses a commercial and pragmatic approach to ensure commercial arrangements and strategies that clients put in place allow for full commercial benefit to be delivered.

He has experience of the retail, travel, manufacturing, TMT, insurance, healthcare and sports sectors, supporting on various supply/ purchase, e-commerce, technology, logistics, distribution, advertising, sponsorship, brand licensing, collaboration, data, R&D and franchising agreements.  He has handled major outsourcing contracts across areas as diverse as IT, healthcare, prisons, logistics, insurance and airline catering.

Having spent time as senior legal counsel with the UK Government, Jonathan is intimately familiar with EU law and particularly the procurement regulations, state aid, competition law and acts for private providers across various sectors on bidding for public sector contracts, contract management and performance management issues.

Jonathan has spoken at numerous events both in the UK and abroad on the implications of Brexit and potential WTO rules and advises on the same.  This includes advising on Brexit audits, identifying the commercial risks, implications and potential opportunities, considering existing supply chain arrangements and the related commercial contracts.

Recent examples of how Jonathan has supported clients include:

  • helping a private sector provider to secure one of six places as an outsourced provider on a nationally-critical UK Government framework with a value of up to £4 billion. This included the review of procurement documentation, advice throughout the process, review of and advice in relation to the related commercial agreements and ongoing call-off contracts;
  • advising a Fortune 500 US company on an £80 million agreement with the Department of Health and Cabinet Office on supply of PPE during Covid-19;
  • drafting terms and conditions for a worldwide luxury travel operator across 28 territories (incorporating the latest EU travel package regulations);
  • advising a multi-national retailer on its UK distribution and logistics agreements; and
  • advising numerous clients on positioning and strategy for Brexit.