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Jonathan Polin was outstanding and stepped in at several points of the transaction to bring more than just legal knowledge to help steer us through issues.

Legal 500 2022

Jonathan Polin is an experienced corporate solicitor. 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 investments and joint ventures along with 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, technology, financial services, gaming 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, heads the European Leadership group and co-heads the Meritas Global M&A Community.

Recent work
  • Advising a Tokyo listed global printing group on the acquisition of an English based entity with operations in the US and Spain.
  • Advising a large US fund entity on the acquisition of Eco Statics Global and its subsidiaries in 20 jurisdictions.
  • Advising on the complex sale of an overseas listed entity to a London Stock Exchange listed company.
  • 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 a new challenger bank in connection with its re-establishment including outsourcing, establishment of detailed precedent documentation, and capital issues.

  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Corporate and commercial: M&A, smaller deals, £10-£100M, Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Corporate and commercial: M&A, smaller deals, up to £50m, Legal 500 2022
  • "Jonathan Polin was outstanding and stepped in at several points of the transaction to bring more than just legal knowledge to help steer us through issues." Legal 500 2022
  • "His project management skills were particularly impressive given the remote nature of the transaction and interactions with his counterparts." Legal 500 2022

Did you know
Jonathan's main interests are theatre, art and travel. He once appeared as Prince Charles in a University revue!
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We won "Insolvency Law Firm of the Year (Up to Three Insolvency Partners)" at the TRI Awards 2022

This is the third year in a row we have won this award and the fourth year the firm has been shortlisted. This is great recognition for our Restructuring & Insolvency group's hard work over what has been an incredibly challenging period for the industry.



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