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

  • True Capital acquires majority stake in SneakJones Day advised True Capital Ltd in the acquisition of a majority stake in D2C zero sugar, energy drink business, Sneak.
  • Riverside portfolio company UniFocus acquires KnowcrossJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by portfolio company, UniFocus, of Knowcross, a global leader in task management and operational optimization software for the hospitality industry.
  • Macquarie acquires Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management companyJones Day advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 in the acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management company.
  • Aurelius sells remaining Office Depot Europe business to strategic buyer RAJA GroupJones Day is advising 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.
  • Signature Aviation sells Global Engine Services business to StandardAero for $230 millionJones Day advised Signature Aviation plc, a market-leading provider of global aviation support services, in the $230 million sale of the Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business to StandardAero, a portfolio company owned by The Carlyle Group and a leading provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services.
  • Victorian Plumbing Group completes largest to date IPO on London Stock Exchange’s AIM marketJones Day represented Victorian Plumbing Group plc, the UK’s leading online specialist bathroom brand and the second largest retailer of bathroom products in the UK, in connection with its £850 million IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.
  • JTC acquires INDOSJones Day advised JTC PLC in its acquisition of INDOS, an industry-leading specialist in the provision of depositary, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) oversight services for c. $56 billion of assets held by UK and International alternative investment funds.
  • Framatome to acquire Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and ChinaJones Day is advising 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.
  • TeleSense raises $10.2 million in Series B roundJones Day advised UPL Limited in its investment into TeleSense, Inc., a California-based company that is revolutionizing grain storage and supply chain, in connection with the $10.2 million Series B fundraising by TeleSense.
  • Huadong Medicine enters co-development partnership with Exscientia to accelerate oncology drug discovery through AIJones Day advised Huadong Medicine Co. Ltd. in the negotiation and signing of a research cooperation agreement with Exscientia, a world-leading, clinical-stage Artificial Intelligence (AI) drug discovery company.
  • Joint administrators of Onwatchmultifire Limited (in administration) complete pre-pack sale of company's businesses and assetsJones Day advised Anthony Wright and Phillip Armstrong of FRP Advisory in their capacity as joint administrators of Onwatchmultifire (UK) Limited in connection with the pre-pack sale of the company's security services and fire protection businesses.
  • 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.
  • 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