Jonathan Simms > Clarion > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Clarion
ELIZABETH HOUSE
13-19 QUEEN STREET
LEEDS
LS1 2TW
England

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner.  Jonathan has been with the firm for nearly 20 years and is experienced in providing advice on a wide range of corporate matters including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions (share deals and business asset deals), private equity transactions as well as joint ventures, shareholder arrangements and group reorganisations.

Jonathan also advises companies on a variety of corporate governance issues as well as helping many clients with their corporate strategy including buy and builds, management incentive share schemes (EMIs and LTIPs) and exit planning (including Employee Ownership Trusts).

Jonathan has advised clients operating in a number of sectors including technology, media, marketing, telecommunications, logistics and waste services.

Career

Joined Clarion 2002 as a trainee; Senior Associate Clarion 2011; Salaried Partner 2013; Equity Partner 2016.

Memberships

Law Society

Education

1996-1999, York University; 1999-2001, College of Law at York.

Leisure

Skiing, football, Rugby Union, cricket, cycling, golf and shooting.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Clarion fields a sizeable team of dedicated corporate finance and commercial specialists. It has considerable experience in cross-border matters, as well as acting for technology and waste management clients. Practice co-head Richard Moran covers a wide range of M&A and private equity work. Fellow team leader Matthew Hattersley is well versed in commercial contracts, technology, data protection and supply chain compliance. Besides transactions, Jonathan Simms also deals with corporate governance matters. Legal director Tony Berry handles plc instructions, and also legal director Sarah Harrison is often sought after by owner-managed businesses.