Jonothan has considerable experience in both competition and commercial disputes and extensive trial experience having gone through multiple full trials in the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal. He demonstrates litigation expertise, working on cases ranging from smaller claims in the County Courts to multi-billion-pound cases in the High Court, along with specialist courts such as the CAT and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
Jonothan commenced his legal career as a paralegal at Allen & Overy and trained at Travers Smith across several practice areas, including litigation, investment funds, banking and competition where he became a pivotal member of the firm’s litigation department. He worked full time on Sebastian Holdings v Deutsche Bank, a claim and counterclaim in excess of $2 billion which went to trial in the High Court.
Jonothan progressed to Mishcon de Reya and spent three years as a litigation solicitor in their competition team, where the highlight was advising Sainsbury’s in their successful interchange-fee litigation against Mastercard. Most recently, Jonothan practiced at a regional firm as the sole commercial litigator with full responsibility for the conduct of cases, acting for various household brands.
At Hausfeld, Jonothan acts for tens of thousands of clients in relation to the Mercedes emissions group litigation and advises on various cartel damages claims and collective proceedings orders before the CAT. Jonothan is adept at advising clients on how they can manage their litigation risk by utilising third-party litigation funding, ATE insurance and various risk-based fee structures including CFAs and DBAs and has a high-level understanding of how to tailor and combine each product depending on the particular case.
Jonothan believes that there are many ways of working and has taken time out throughout his career to reconnect with his passion for travel and exploration, while periodically advising on a pro-bono basis for startups abroad.
Jonothan has worked with clients spanning several sectors, including large retailers, global automobile manufacturers, software companies, record labels, construction companies and supermarket chains.
Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law, Kings College London
Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, London
MA English Language and Linguistics, University of Liverpool
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, University of Liverpool
Solicitor, England and Wales, 2012
Founder and Member - the Junior Competition Network