Jonathan Lawrence is a finance partner in the London office. He has a broad finance practice with specific experience of advising financial institutions, lenders, funds, investors, trust companies, securitisation vehicles and concession companies. Mr. Lawrence provides advice on new lending, restructurings, refinancings, enforcements and other finance issues across sectors including international real estate finance (investment and development), Islamic finance, international project finance and corporate finance.
Working closely with dispute resolution, insurance coverage and regulatory teams, Mr. Lawrence provides strategic advice to funds, securitisation vehicles and trust companies.
Mr. Lawrence plays a leadership role in the firm’s Islamic Finance & Investment initiative and Chambers says that he "continues to enjoy the respect of the market. "He is a real talent," enthuses one interviewee, who adds that Lawrence "has a lot of great experience in the area."" (Chambers UK 2013 and Chambers Europe 2013) and describes him as “very knowledgeable and level-headed” (Chambers UK 2012 and Chambers Global 2012).
Mr. Lawrence is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Banking & Financial Law, is Co-Editor of Practical Lending and Security Precedents, writes for other finance publications and also speaks at finance conferences.
Jonathan joined the firm as a partner in 2005. He had previously been an associate with a London-based international law firm from 2000 until 2005. He had worked as a trainee lawyer and an associate with another international law firm from 1995 to 2000