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

Hogan Lovells has ‘the ability to work seamlessly across regions, providing clients with a safe pair of hands when dealing with complex cross-border restructuring engagements’. Its large, global practice has considerable experience in creditor-side work and often acts for adhoc bondholder groups, creditor committees, agents, security agents and bond trustees. On the borrower side, it acts for distressed borrowers, shareholders, equity sponsors, directors and insolvency officeholders. Head of practice Jonathan Leitch advises funds and alternative capital providers in matters across Asia. Insolvency litigator Chris Dobby handles contentious insolvency matters and acts for court appointed liquidators.

India > Foreign firms

With talent in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Dubai, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides global services, combined with its regional hub in Singapore for India-related work. It assists Indian corporates on fund raisings and investors into India companies and also acts for banks. Stephanie Keen heads the corporate and finance practices in Asia Pacific and counsel Soumitro Mukerji, who is English and India-qualified is a key member of the Singapore banking team. Jonathan Leitch‘s work spans finance and structuring, and Louise Leung is part of the banking and finance team; both are in Hong Kong. Charlie Clayton-Payne is part of the Singapore banking and finance group. ‘Clearly a high flier‘, senior associate Derrick Lau has a focus on debt and acquisition finance.