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

  • Convoy Global Holdings invests £10 million in Tandem MoneyJones Day advised Convoy Global Holdings Limited in its acquisition of 49,476,049 Ordinary B Shares in Tandem Money Limited, a digital retail banking provider, for £10 million.
  • Macquarie sold Condor FerriesJones Day advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in the sale of Condor Ferries, an operator of lifeline freight and passenger ferry services between Guernsey, Jersey, the United Kingdom, and the Port of St. Malo in France, to a consortium of Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (ESIF) and Brittany Ferries.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries invests $46 million into Highview PowerJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., a technology leader in industrial machinery and environmental and power technologies, in its $46 million investment into Highview Power, a global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions.
  • Inflexion Private Equity acquires Aspen PumpsJones Day advised Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, one of the UK's leading mid-market private equity firms, on its acquisition of the Aspen Pumps group from 3i Group plc.
  • Pepper Group to sell Pepper European Servicing to Link Group for €165 millionJones Day is advising Pepper Group Limited, a leading diversified global consumer finance business, in connection with its sale of Pepper European Servicing (PES) to Link Group.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • True Capital invests £26 million in Soulfresh GroupJones Day represented True Capital Limited in connection with their £26 million investment in the Soulfresh Group, a food and beverage group headquartered in Melbourne, Australia providing a range of produce with a health and sustainability focus including fermented beverages and plant-based food and drinks.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquires InvertekJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • PETRONAS Chemicals acquires Da Vinci Group B.V. for €163 millionJones Day advised PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) in its acquisition of a 100% stake in Da Vinci Group B.V. from its shareholders including funds managed by Bencis Capital Partners for €163 million.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised 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.
  • 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.
  • Global technology distributor obtains settlement in dispute with service providerJones Day advised a leading global technology distributor in relation to (i) its procurement of business outsourcing services from a leading service provider, and (ii) subsequent claims in relation to US$14 million of losses arising from breaches by the service provider, which led to the termination of the agreement and settlement on commercially advantageous terms.
  • 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 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.
  • 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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