Jonathan is head of the Finance group in Maples and Calder's London office. He has extensive experience in international capital markets, banking, fund financing, aircraft financing (including co-investment platforms with private equity investors and aircraft portfolio securitisations) and structured finance (including securitisation, structured fund products, derivatives, repackagings and CLOs). He represents both borrowers and large bank syndicates on lending transactions and all types of secured transactions. Jonathan also advises a large number of financial institutions on derivatives and issues surrounding collateral and netting in the context of insolvency in the Cayman Islands. He also has considerable expertise in all aspects of establishing and maintaining closed and open-ended hedge funds and private equity funds in the form of corporate entities, limited partnerships and segregated portfolio companies. Jonathan advises on general corporate and commercial law as well as Cayman Islands Stock Exchange listings.
Jonathan joined Maples and Calder in 2004 and was elected as a partner in 2007. He previously worked for Allen & Overy in London and Hong Kong. Jonathan has been recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 and recommended by Legal 500.
University of Bristol (First Class Honours)
1999 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (does not practise as an English solicitor)
2004 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands
2008 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland (does not practice as an Irish solicitor)
Jonathan is the author of the country Q & A guide to Capital Markets in the Cayman Islands, published by the Practical Law Company.