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Jonathan Tickner

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Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

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Litigation: civil fraud; asset freezing and asset tracing; commercial, insolvency and trust litigation; crisis management; financial services litigation and dispute resolution.


Partner highly recommended in leading legal directories, Jonathan specialises in commercial
litigation, with particular emphasis on international commercial litigation, civil fraud and asset
recovery/tracing cases, corporate investigations and private damages claims in competition law.
Jonathan has extensive experience dealing with multi-jurisdictional emergency procedures in the US, Europe and worldwide. Successful cases include acting for the Department of Health in claims against Reckitt Benckiser following the Office of Fair Trading's decision that Reckitt Benckiser had infringed competition law by withdrawing Gaviscon Original from the NHS; the £100m Secretary of State for Health's cartel litigation against various leading pharmaceutical companies; the $242m claims by shareholders of Banco Noroeste, Brazil, to recover funds stolen from the bank and laundered through the UK, Switzerland, Nigeria and Hong Kong. Other high profile cases include representing Tom Hicks and George Gillett in the Liverpool Football Club dispute and the Department of Health in a claim against a former senior civil servant for bribery and corruption. Acted for the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal in a Commercial Court dispute with Manmohan Varma arising out of the award of Nigerian oil blocks. Jonathan acts for the Department of Health in a £225m claim against the French pharmaceutical group Servier in connection with the drug perindopril. Jonathan is a contributing editor and co-author of Getting The Deal Through Asset Recovery 2016 and 2017 editions. Lectures and writes widely on his specialist areas.


Trained at Peters & Peters; qualified 1995; partner 2002.


American Bar Association (ABA); honorary vice-president Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA); Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and DRI (The Voice of the Defense Bar).


Birmingham City University (1991 LLB (Hons)).

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Tickner - Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Within: Fraud: civil

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP - described as 'one of the best litigation boutiques in London' - handles multijurisdictional civil fraud cases and business crime litigation. Areas of expertise include freezing and disclosure orders, breach of contract claims, multi-party litigation, asset recovery, fraudulent misrepresentation and fraud investigations. Keith Oliver is head of international at the firm and is an expert on asset tracing. 'Excellent strategist' Jonathan Tickner is head of commercial litigation and civil fraud and is experienced in high-profile litigation.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP is 'an excellent boutique for commercial work, with an emphasis on quality and customer service'. It is traditionally known for fraud matters but now acts in major commercial and corporate litigation with or without fraud elements. The team assists with high-profile, international cases, including matters where freezing and disclosure orders are obtained. Keith Oliver, Jonathan Tickner, Sarah Gabriel and Jason Woodland are all highly rated practitioners.

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