JonathonLittle

Partner

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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, 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

  • BBA Aviation to sell Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day is advising BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • PTTEP subsidiary acquires Murphy Oil Corporation’s business in Malaysia for $2.127 billionJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Offshore Limited’s acquisition of Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. and Murphy Sarawak Oil Co., Ltd. ("Murphy Sabah and Murphy Sarawak"), from a subsidiary of NYSE listed Murphy Oil Corporation.
  • AURELIUS to sell Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day is advising AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • PETRONAS Chemicals to acquire Da VinciJones Day is advising PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) in its acquisition of a 100 percent stake in Da Vinci Group BV from its shareholders including funds managed by Bencis Capital Partner for €163 million (US$182.2 million).
  • Blackstone Group invests €175 million (US$196.4 million) in Superbet RomaniaJones Day advised The Blackstone Group in its €175 million (US$196.4 million) minority equity investment in Superbet, the largest omni-channel sports betting and gaming operator in Romania.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires Centaur MediaJones Day advised EagleTree Capital, L.P. in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Northstar Travel Media, LLC of Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Ltd.
  • Loungers completes £185 million IPO on AIMJones Day represented Loungers plc, an operator of 146 cafés, bars, and restaurants across England and Wales, in connection with its £185 million (US$239 million) initial public offering on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Roper Technologies acquires Foundry for £410 million (US$543.4 million)Jones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of Foundry in an all-cash transaction valued at £410 million (US$543.4 million).
  • Garmin® acquires Tacx, the leading manufacturer of indoor bike trainersJones Day advised Garmin Ltd. in its acquisition of the Tacx group, a Dutch family business that designs and manufactures high end indoor bike trainers, tools and accessories, as well as indoor training software and applications.
  • Park Place Technologies acquires UK-based third-party maintenance provider MCSA Group LimitedJones Day advised Park Place Technologies in its acquisition of MCSA Group Limited, a UK-based, business-critical IT services and solutions provider.
  • Cortec Group sells WU Holdco to The Carlyle Group and TA AssociatesJones Day advised the Cortec Group in the sale of WU Holdco, Inc., the holding company for Weiman Products, LLC and Urnex Brands, LLC, which are leading developers, manufacturers, and distributors of specialty cleaning products for the consumer and commercial markets, to The Carlyle Group and TA Associates.
  • INVISTA sells German HVA polymer asset to Indorama VenturesJones Day advised INVISTA in the sale of INVISTA Resins & Fibers GmbH to Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited.
  • ANSYS acquires Granta Design LimitedJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, in their acquisition of Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology, and Granta Design Limited has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS.
  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • Huadong Medicine announces £169 million (US$222 million) takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma PlcJones Day advised Huadong Medicine Co. Ltd. ("HMC") and its subsidiary, Huadong Medicine Aesthetics Investment (HongKong) Limited ("Huadong"), on Huadong's takeover offer for and acquisition of Sinclair Pharma Plc with a total value of approximately £169 million (US$222 million).
  • Sanofi sells Holmes Chapel manufacturing site to RecipharmJones Day advised Sanofi on the sale to Recipharm of its contract manufacturing business located in Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom.
  • LumaSense acquired by Advanced EnergyJones Day advised LumaSense Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition by Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
  • True Capital Ltd completes buyout of Cut4ClothJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its buyout of Cut4Cloth Ltd. trading as Frugi, a retailer of organic children's clothing, toys, and accessories, alongside existing management.
  • Hercules Unit Trust forms joint venture with M&G Real EstateJones Day advised Hercules Unit Trust in its simultaneous acquisition of the Fort Kinnaird retail park in Edinburgh by a new joint venture formed between Hercules Unit Trust (HUT) and M&G Real Estate and sale of the Gallagher retail park in Cheltenham to The Crown Estate.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
  • 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
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