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Thanks for the “over the top” effort and quality work product. You were a great partner on this project and we couldn’t have gotten to signing without you and your team.

Scott Roberts,

Jonathan Polin is an experienced corporate lawyer. His expertise covers M&A, particularly in the restructuring and insolvent/distressed arena both in the UK and internationally. Jonathan is Head of International.

Jonathan's strong track record in complex and international corporate transactions includes advising on M&A and disposals of both private and public companies, and listings on AIM and the London Stock Exchange. 

He is additionally a UK restructuring specialist, advising on the corporate aspects of restructuring and distressed sales. Jonathan acts for clients in most industries including retail.

Jonathan acts for corporations, partnerships and individuals in many industry sectors, including retail, real estate, gaming, technology, financial services, and support services. He advises start-ups, entrepreneurs, and owner-managed business.

He leads the International group and has a strong focus on North America where he worked earlier in his career. He is a director of Meritas, the premier global legal network, and co-heads the Meritas Global M&A Community.

Recent work
  • Advising on the high-profile sale of the business of HMV following previously acting on its acquisition.
  • Advising SIRVA on its hugely complex multi-jurisdiction acquisition of the Team Relocations Group.
  • Advising various funds on a number of transactions including the acquisition and restructuring of the Cargostore International business.
  • Advising on the admission to AIM of Morses Club Limited, a home collected credit business.
  • Advising a new challenger bank in connection with its re-establishment including outsourcing, establishment of detailed precedent documentation, and capital issues.
Did you know
Jonathan's main interests are theatre, art and travel. Jonathan once appeared as Prince Charles in a University revue!


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