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Jonathan is a Partner in the Corporate team.
Jonathan specialises in the health and care sectors, particularly dentists, pharmaceuticals and children's' nurseries where regulatory issues are often important aspects of any deal.
Jonathan also advises businesses on their corporate transactions and commercial matters, including acquisitions and disposals of shares and assets, management buy-ins and buy-outs, restructuring (including hive-ups), private equity investment, share buy-backs and the delisting of public companies.
With regard to commercial trading, Jonathan prepares and negotiates agreements relating to expense sharing, partnership or associate arrangements, shareholders, cross-options, IT outsourcing, software supply, supply of goods or services, terms and conditions of trading, agency or distribution, import or export contracts. He also provides company secretarial drafting including board minutes and resolutions.
Recent examples of how Jonathan has helped clients include:
• breaking the deadlock in the sale of a group of dental practices after the terms of the deal had been agreed but arguments had arisen over details;
• persuading the seller of a children's nursery to accept a smaller up-front payment and the balance in instalments, when our client could not afford to buy the business in any other way; and
• completing a £8 million deal in a short period of time.