Mr Jonathan Leitch > Hogan Lovells > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells
Hong Kong

Work Department

Corporate & Finance | Business Restructuring & Insolvency




Jonathan Leitch is a restructuring partner in our Hong Kong office.

Jonathan specialises in restructuring and special situations. He has wide-ranging experience in acting for all types of stakeholders in the restructuring and insolvency of financially challenged companies. He acts for a range of financial institutions, credit investors, insolvency office holders, turnaround specialists, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporations.

Jonathan has advised on transactions throughout the Asia Pacific region, principally Hong Kong, PRC and Singapore, and also Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and India.

Jonathan is frequently involved in cross-border matters and has experience in bond defaults (English and New York law governed) and corporate restructuring involving schemes of arrangement, as well as distressed debt sales and non-performing loan portfolio sales. He regularly advises clients on all aspects of financial restructurings, including wind-down and solvent liquidations, debt rescheduling, loan-to-own distressed investment strategies and debt-for-equity swaps, together with enforcement options and formal insolvency proceedings.

He has been involved with the restructuring of companies in a variety of sectors, including retail, property, shipping and transportation, manufacturing, energy, mining, technology, and agriculture.


International Insolvency Institute




LLM LPC, Nottingham Law School, 1998

LLB (Hons) Law, Nottingham Trent University, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Jonathan LeitchHogan Lovells

The team at Hogan Lovells is ‘very experienced in handling insolvency and related matters’ and has been actively advising on defaults and disruptions in the China real estate sector, leveraging its pan-Asian capabilities to provide guidance on various restructuring and insolvency issues, with a particular focus on special situation engagements. Meticulously aligning its operational strategy with the needs of global creditors, the firm has curated a unique cohort comprising accomplished practitioners spanning diverse domains, including finance, real estate, and litigation. In a testament to this dynamic engagement, the team has been also actively engaged in seizing opportunities arising from Vietnam, representing investment funds channeling resources into this burgeoning market. Heading the team is Jonathan Leitch, renowned for his adept handling of a spectrum of restructurings, including the intricate frameworks of both US and UK restructuring plans. Leitch’s advisory proficiency extends to diverse stakeholders, including funds, bondholders, and alternative capital providers, underscoring his preeminence in steering non-contentious deliberations across the multifaceted landscape of Asia. Chris Dobby, an experienced litigator, is another key name to note. Dobby’s reputation is perpetuated through his representation of court-appointed liquidators tasked with navigating some of the most high-profile corporate collapses woven into the fabric of Hong Kong’s commercial history.