Competition Litigation – Perceptions, funding, client concerns and brexit
16 November 2017
A proactive leader in the development of cartel damages cases, Jonathan has been an innovator in the field, advising many FTSE 100 and global companies on the strategy and conduct of such disputes.
Jonathan is consistently recognised as a pre-eminent specialist in competition and commercial litigation. He established and developed the firm’s Competition team (and previously the Commercial Litigation team in Leeds) from scratch. Both teams are now recognised in the top tier of the legal directories in these fields. He has been described as “a top litigator” and “incredibly bright and quietly persuasive”.
Jonathan has extensive experience advising major companies on case strategy and the effective resolution of high-value claims. In recent years, this has included initiating the high-profile interchange fee litigation and claims in relation to the LCD, CRT and high voltage power cable cartels among many others.
Jonathan started his career as a commercial litigator at Clifford Chance after being awarded a first class degree at Oxford. He subsequently joined Eversheds, where he was a partner for 18 years and Head of Commercial Litigation for the firm. Jonathan joined Stewarts in 2009 to specialise in competition litigation, setting up and leading the firm’s dedicated team.
Jonathan has published or contributed to articles on various aspects of competition litigation claims including a comparison of cartel claims in the US and UK/EU and has been interviewed on the BBC in relation to competition infringements in the banking sector.
A keen marathon and fell runner, Jonathan also gets involved in many other outdoor activities including skiing and cycling.