Jonathan has held a variety of government, in-house and corporate counsel roles. His experience includes securities and financial fraud market manipulation, financial crime, and futures and derivatives.
Jonathan is a financial services specialist and was previously Associate General Counsel at HSBC in London and a senior trial attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
Jonathan acts as a solicitor for clients involved in both criminal and civil disputes. He has led cross-border investigations and served as defence counsel around allegations of financial crime, and around business disputes, including shareholder disputes. He has also advised on enforcement actions related to benchmark and market manipulation, fraudulent on-exchange futures and off-exchange forex, and Ponzi schemes. Jonathan has investigated market manipulation matters including Libor and Forex and overseen aspects of the resolution by several global financial institutions.
He regularly advises on regulatory compliance for the financial services sector. He has worked with various regulators throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas, including the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Japan’s Financial Services Agency.
Jonathan has a particular interest in ESG and advises on a range of issues including compliance, potential ESG green investments, related funds, and risk mitigation of 'greenwashing' claims.
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