Jonathan is a Partner in the Assets & Structured Finance Group.

Jonathan has over 18 years’ experience advising banks, sponsors, borrowers, lessors and private equity on general banking and finance matters, working capital loans, syndicated and bilateral lending, secured lending, structured trade and commodity finance, debt capital markets and alternative finance.

His specialisms cover a full spectrum of shipping practice, which includes the debt financing of ships, ship sale-and-leaseback lease finance, sale and purchase of ships and other commercial shipping contracts including ship building contracts, refund guarantees, performance guarantees, management agreements, pooling agreements and JVs between shipowners and funds.

Jonathan is widely recognised as a leading practitioner, having been acknowledged in Chambers Global as “a pivotal player in this area, with lease-based financing and project financing being his main areas of focus” and ranked as “Leading Individuals” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and appraised for his “specialist knowledge of shipping finance matters”.

Qualified in England and Wales, Hong Kong, the Republic of Ireland (not practicing), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (“RMI”) and the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”), Jonathan can speak, read and write Mandarin Chinese, and speaks conversational Cantonese. Jonathan is also appointed as a notary public in Hong Kong.

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memberships and associations

  1. Law Society of England & Wales
  2. Republic of the Marshall Islands
  3. British Virgin Islands
  4. Notary Public appointed in Hong Kong
  5. Solicitor of Hong Kong
  6. Republic of Ireland (not practising)