Jonathan Thornton > Russell-Cooke LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Russell-Cooke LLP
SW15 6AB

Work Department

Corporate and commercial


Head of corporate and commercial; workload encompasses MBOs, MBIs, share and asset sales and purchases, corporate finance, shareholders and joint venture agreements, with a particular specialism in family companies.


Trained Russell-Cooke, Potter & Chapman; qualified 1988; partner 1991; notary public.


Northampton School for Boys; Merton College, Oxford (MA).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Russell-Cooke LLP ‘s clients are a mix of large corporates, high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and SMEs, and they are typically London-based. The firm’s sector specialities include technology, travel and leisure, and real estate, with the team collaborating with the real estate department on complex transactions with property assets involved. In the technology sector, the team primarily advise start-ups, and is the UK legal partner for the Founder Institute, a pre-seed accelerator for young businesses. Jonathan Thornton is head of the corporate and commercial team, and is the key name to note for advice to creative and professional partnerships regarding shareholding activities.