Jonathan Berman

Partner

Personal Profile

Jonathan is a Partner in the Corporate department with over 25 years experience working on domestic and cross border transactions in both established and emerging markets. Jonathan has a long-standing client base in public and private M&A, corporate finance, joint ventures, private equity and restructuring.

His experience spans a diverse range of sectors including insurance, fintech, retail, financial services, broking and trading, marketing, manufacturing, recruitment, mining and travel.

Jonathan is recognised as a skilled negotiator with an innovative and energetic approach and an in-depth knowledge of his clients' business requirements. His experience enables him to simplify the complexities in corporate work to complete deals successfully and manage potentially contentious situations.

As Trainee Principal, Jonathan is responsible for all matters relating to the firm's current and future trainee solicitors.

Jonathan is an Officer of Friends of Seva Mandir UK aiming to empower the poorest people in Rajasthan, so that they can work to change their own lives. As an Officer, Jonathan helps the charity grow its profile in the UK and assists with fundraising.

Key Experience

Jonathan's recent experience has included advising:

  • Advising Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc, a subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, on the $952 million sale of its specialist UK insurance subsidiary Sompo Canopius to private equity firm Centerbridge Partners.
  • Advising Premier Technical Services Group Plc on acquisition of Integral Cradles Ltd.
  • Advising Penta Consulting on a management buy-out by the senior executive.

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Partner, North & Co.
Qualified, Walker Martineau

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