Jonathan is co-chair of the firm's technology transactions group. He focuses his practice on counselling clients through complex technology transactions. Jonathan has extensive experience advising clients on technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions as well as advising on a broad range of commercial agreements and licensing arrangements for clients in the high technology industry. Jonathan has deep expertise in global outsourcing transactions and structuring and negotiating cross-border transactions and strategic alliances for a broad range of clients. In 2017, Jonathan was ranked in San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 list of top business leaders. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in licensing and technology transactions since 2020.

Jonathan also counsels clients with respect to privacy issues, particularly in the context of corporate acquisitions and international aspects of personal data processing and transfer, between the EU and the US. Jonathan is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Prior to joining Fenwick, Jonathan practiced in the technology transactions group of a global law firm in London and New York.

  • Representative Experience

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Multiple acquisitions for Cisco Systems, including:
      • $2.53B acquisition of Duo Security
      • $1.9B acquisition of Broadsoft
      • $1.4B acquisition of Jasper Technologies
      • $700M acquisition of Acano
      • $452.5M acquisition of Lancope
      • $600M divestiture of its Connected Devices business to Technicolor.
    • $4.4B acquisition by a consortium led by Shanghai Giant Network Technology (China) of Playtika from Caesars Interactive Entertainment
    • $2.4B acquisition of Callidus Software by SAP
    • $1.4B acquisition of AppLovin
    • $600M acquisition of Silicon Image by Lattice Semiconductor
    • $500M acquisition of Appirio by Wipro (India)
    • $500M acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft
    • $250M acquisition of Learnvest by Northwestern Mutual
    • Acquisition by American Express of InAuth
    • Acquisition of Rise Labs by One Medical Group
    • Acquisitions of Paradex and by Coinbase

    Outsourcing and Licensing

    • Multiple global outsourcing transactions and business acquisitions for Accenture including the acquisition of Nokia's Symbian Business
    • Advising Pfizer on the outsourcing of its HR functions across 27 jurisdictions
    • Advising Citibank in relation to a Fund Administration Services Outsourcing and a Payment Processing Outsourcing
    • Advising the Virgin Group on various complex outsourcing and licensing transactions
    • Advising UpGuard on its strategic licensing arrangements
    • Advising on broad range of licensing structures including SaaS, software licensing, OEM, VAR, manufacturing and joint ventures

Representative Clients

  • ARM
  • Callidus Software
  • Cisco Systems
  • Facebook
  • Intuit

Education & Admissions

PGD, Commercial Intellectual Property
Nottingham Law School

LPC, Nottingham Law School

LL.B., Law
University of Exeter

Admitted to practice in California


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