Jonathan Morley > Charles Russell Speechlys LLP > Cheltenham, England > Lawyer Profile

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
GL50 2QJ

Work Department

Healthcare, technology, media and telecommunications; corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances.


Jonathan is a corporate finance lawyer advising clients on a wide range of transactions. He has particular experience in mergers and acquisitions (public and private), private equity investments and exits, angel investments, capital markets work, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. Jonathan also provides general advice on company law matters. He advises businesses in a wide range of sectors, including technology, healthcare and retail. Experience: advising Battery Ventures on the disposal of Vero Software to Hexagon; advising Animatrix on the £10.5m reverse takeover of Premaitha Health by ViaLogy PLC; advising founding shareholders on the sale of a medical traceability solutions business; advising a multinational IT solutions business on various restructuring projects.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is adept at advising on complex financings and corporate transactions, including cross-border deals. The practice is particularly active in the private equity space, where it acts for funds, portfolio companies and shareholders on acquisitions and disposals. The team also has a proven track record in handling deals for public companies. Practice head Richard Norton has a broad practice covering transactions and listings, with a particular specialism in matters involving the Middle East. Adrian Mayer and legal director Edward Robinson are recognised for their work on investments into the African market while Jonathan Morley focuses on deals involving private equity funds.

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is active across private equity investments, acquisitions, bolt-on deals and exits, with experience acting for PE funds and management teams. The technology sector is a particular area of focus for the team, which handles deals involving software, fintech and health-tech. The practice also stands out for its work in the African PE market, with Cheltenham-based partner Adrian Mayer specialising in these deals. Andrew Clarke leads the team, with David Coates and Jonathan Morley also key partners in the London office.