Jonathan Gatward

Telephone: 020 7465 4300

Fax: 020 7465 4400

Address: 10 New Square Lincoln's Inn London WC2A 3QG


Jonathan is primarily a transactional lawyer advising clients on the full range of corporate transactions including acquisitions, disposals, mergers, reorganisations and joint ventures, working closely with colleagues in other departments – tax, employment and property. He acts mainly for private companies but of all sizes, including start-ups, family offices and entrepreneurs, many of whom are active internationally.

Jonathan's clients operate across a range of business sectors, but he has a particular interest in businesses whose branding and intellectual property rights are key assets, including publishing and fashion.

For recent transactions on which Jonathan has acted, please see the Department’s homepage, but these have included advising on the acquisition of a mass market non-fiction publisher and also an erotic romance publishing house, and the sale of a high profile digital picture library.

Jonathan also has an expertise in partnership law, including LLPs and LPs, and advises on all aspects of their set up and structuring, management and mergers and disposals. His clients include professional practices, other business partnerships and investors.

He is a member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners and an associate member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, and is recommended in The Legal 500 law directory.

Qualified 1996, joined Payne Hicks Beach 1997, partner 2005.

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