JonathonLittle

Partner

London + 44.20.7039.5224

Jonathon Little has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on high-value commercial and technology projects. He works with both customers and suppliers across the full range of industry sectors.

Jonathon's practice covers contract negotiation and drafting, outsourcing, telecoms transactions and service agreements, network service arrangements, IT licensing, systems and software acquisition, e-business, framework agreements and other procurement structures, and agency and distribution agreements. He also has extensive experience in the regulatory areas that impact commercial law and technology, including data protection and privacy, cybersecurity, distance selling, and e-commerce rules.

Jonathon has a particular focus on large outsourcings, including IT, network, telecoms, business process outsourcing (BPO), and other arrangements, major transitional arrangements as part of M&A transactions, as well as strategic IT procurements. He has led large outsourcing projects in the insurance, technology, aerospace, banking, and manufacturing sectors. He also works on the protection and evaluation of technology in corporate transactions.

Representative clients include AstraZeneca, Brit Insurance, Celgene, Daniel J. Edelman, EADS, Legal & General, Orange Business Services, Procter & Gamble, Racal Acoustics, Ryder, State Street Bank, Tech Mahindra, and WestCon.

Jonathon is recommended for IT work by Chambers and for commercial contracts, IT, and telecoms by The Legal 500. Before qualifying as a lawyer, he worked as a systems consultant with Andersen Consulting.

Experience

  • FleetCor invests in Zap-Map Jones Day advised FleetCor Technologies, Inc. in the £5.3 million Series A financing of Next Green Car (d/b/a Zap-Map), the UK’s leading EV charging point mapping service.
  • Macquarie agrees to acquire Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for approximately €2.4 billionJones Day is advising Macquarie Asset Management in the execution of a put option agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group, for approximately €2.4 billion.
  • FLEETCOR acquires Global Reach GroupJones Day is advising FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of Global Reach Group, a UK-based cross-border payments provider.
  • Berry Global Inc. completes disposal of Roto-Moulding business to Icelandic investorsJones Day advised Berry Global Inc. in the disposal of plastic rotational moulding business to Rotovia B.V., a special purpose vehicle indirectly owned by Icelandic PE funds, Freyja and Sia IV, and the current management of the business.
  • Ansys strengthens electric machine design offerings through acquisition of Motor Design LimitedJones Day advised Ansys in the acquisition of Motor Design Limited.
  • Ansys, Inc. acquires OnScale, Inc.Jones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of OnScale, Inc., a cloud simulation provider.
  • Deezer merges with and into I2PO S.A.Jones Day is advising Deezer S.A. in the context of the proposed SPAC transaction whereby Deezer S.A. would be merged with and into I2PO S.A., a French SPAC listed on the professional segment of the regulated market of Euronext Paris and the related PIPE financing.
  • EagleTree backed companies, Arc and The Channel Company, acquire Incisive MediaJones Day advised EagleTree portfolio companies, Arc and The Channel Company, in the acquisition of Incisive Media.
  • Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions to acquire 50% stake in Jorf Fertilizers Company III from OCPJones Day is advising Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions, LLC (KAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its proposed 50/50 joint venture with OCP S.A.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires bChannelsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company The Channel Company of bChannels, a leading global marketing and data services agency specializing in the technology channel.
  • Consortium BelGaN Group BV acquires ON Semiconductor Belgium BVJones Day advised the consortium BelGaN Group BV with the acquisition of ON Semiconductor Belgium BV, a subsidiary of Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC, which designs and manufactures semiconductors components.
  • Raine invests in MidniteJones Day advised Raine Capital LLC in the Series A investment in Midnite, a London-based eSports betting operator.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company Fenzi Holdings acquires Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLCJones Day represented Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company, Fenzi Holdings SPV S.p.A., in the acquisition and financing of the Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLC, which manufactures advanced glass enamels, precious metal pastes and conductive inks for use in automotive glass and other industry applications.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company Arc acquires rural and leisure portfolio from Fortem InternationalJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Arc of five rural sector events from Fortem International.
  • Ensign-Bickford Industries acquires Cawood Scientific LimitedJones Day advised Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. on its acquisition of Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood).
  • MassMutual partners with Low Carbon to accelerate transition to renewable energyJones Day advised Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) on its debt and equity investment in Low Carbon Energy Holdings Limited (“Low Carbon”), a subsidiary of Low Carbon Limited, an established pan-European renewable energy developer and fund manager.
  • Goldman Sachs acquires The Belfry Hotel & ResortJones Day advised Goldman Sachs in the acquisition and financing of The Belfry Hotel & Resort from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.
  • Framatome acquires Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and ChinaJones Day advised Framatome, an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet, in its acquisition of the Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and China.
  • Aurelius sells remaining Office Depot Europe business to strategic buyer RAJA GroupJones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities in the sale of Office Depot Europe, which includes the remaining Viking and Office Depot Europe activities to strategic buyer RAJA Group.
  • Deezer buys minority stake in livestream company DriiftJones Day advised Deezer in its minority investment in Driift Holdings Limited, a producer and promoter of live streamed events.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • March 15, 2017
      Webinar Series: EU General Data Protection Regulation (three-part series)
    • August 2, 2016
      A Briefing on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
    • June 29, 2016
      Brexit: UK votes to leave the EU: What happens next?
    • October 22, 2015
      PLI Seminars: European Court of Justice Strikes Down Safe Harbor: What it Means for Transatlantic Businesses
    • February 24, 2015
      Atlanta IAPP KnowledgeNet: EU Privacy Update
    • May 15, 2014
      European Labor & Employment Conference 2014: Managing Today’s Employment Relationships Across Europe