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Jonathan Williamson

Jonathan Williamson

Partner, Corporate and Commercial Law

+44 (0)118 951 6832

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Management buy outs
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity
  • IPOs and other capital raisings 
  • Corporate governance
  • University of Leicester, LLB (Hons) Law with French
  • Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III), Diploma in French Law
  • Acting for a global provider of practice management and search software on various acquisitions with an aggregate deal value in excess of £40m 
  • Advising on the MBO of the UK’s leading precision sheet metalwork manufacturers
  • Advising on the acquisition of the world’s largest manufacturer of blood grouping products
  • Advising on the merger of two of the leading rugby agencies to create a global agency group
  • Advising an award winning digital PR agency on various key strategic acquisitions
  • "I have no doubt Jonathan’s input made the sale run as smoothly as possible, with a very successful outcome." Nicola Dandridge, Grace Personnel

    “We originally came across Jonathan when he was opposing counsel on a corporate acquisition. We were so impressed, we retained his services to work on corporate legal matters for our group on a further acquisition. He is responsive and adds value to our business growth plans with his strong advisory and legal technical expertise.” Chris Edmonds, Emotive
     
    “I have known Jonathan for a long time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. A top guy who delivers time and time again.”
    Mark Spoors, Esportif International
     
    “Jonathan was an excellent partner for us. He was able to explain technical details to us in layman’s terms – which not all professional advisors can do – and he adjusted quickly to our style of working. He was proactive and friendly. It would be hard to find fault. We would certainly recommend him.” Matt Rowland-Jones, bChannels
     
    “Jonathan is a rare breed in the legal sector. Excellent practical advice, reasonable fees, no surprises. I will use him again and again. Very refreshing.” Tracey Bovingdon, Tea Monkey

Jonathan Williamson joined Blandy & Blandy LLP in 2015 as a partner in our Corporate team, which operates across our Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London offices. He was previously Head of Corporate and Commercial at boutique London firm Oury Clark. His expertise is recognised in both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Guide.

Jonathan is an M&A and venture capital lawyer. His practice covers mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross border), joint ventures, private equity, IPOs, and other capital raisings as well as general corporate and commercial advice. He advises clients operating in sectors such as medical devices, software, media, engineering, technology, life sciences, telecoms, retail, sport and leisure.