Jon is a Partner in AG's Professional Practices Group and advises on a broad range of matters for professional services firms, with particular expertise regarding LLP and partnership issues. His particular specialisms include mergers, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. He is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers UK and is acknowledged in The Legal 500 as being “a thoroughly trusted and relied upon business partner” who has “an ability to translate legal jargon into meaningful and relevant commercial advice”.
Jon is noted in particular in Chambers UK for his expertise concerning the financial services sector and advises a number of asset managers, private equity houses and wealth managers on the structuring, governance and internal arrangements of their businesses, as well as dealing with mergers and acquisitions within the industry. Jon was highly commended in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report for creating a novel equity ownership scheme for a boutique investment bank.
Examples of recent transactions include:
Advising the members of independent Lloyd's broker Miller Insurance Services LLP on the sale of the business to investors Cinven and GIC
Advising private equity house Mobeus Equity Partners LLP on the sale of its VCT Fund Management business to Gresham House plc
Advising the members of Hoare Lea LLP (an engineering consultancy business primarily based in the UK but with operations in the Middle East and Europe) on the sale of the Hoare Lea Group to Tetra Tech, Inc. (a NASDAQ listed engineering group)
- Professional Memberships
- Association of Partnership Practitioners