Jonathan is a partner in the Maples Group's law firm in Hong Kong. He heads the shipping practice for Asia and is a Notary Public appointed in Hong Kong and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Marshall Islands Attorneys.
Jonathan has over 15 years of experience in advising American, European, Hong Kong and PRC banks/lessors/owners on banking and finance, ship finance, ship lease finance, sale and purchase and other commercial shipping contracts (i.e. building contracts, refund guarantees, performance guarantees, jvs between shipowners etc). He specialises in shipping/ship finance/ship lease finance structures used by PRC banks and PRC lessors and other financial leasing companies. Jonathan is admitted in England and Wales, Hong Kong, Ireland and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He can speak, read and write Mandarin Chinese, and speaks conversational Cantonese.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
2005 – Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong (not practising)
2006 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (registered in Hong Kong as an English solicitor (not advising on English Law))
2017 – Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland
2017 – Admitted as a solicitor in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
2020 – Admitted as a solicitor in British Virgin Islands
City University, London, Diploma in Law, 2001
City University of Hong Kong, PCLL., 2002
2019 - Chairman, Hong Kong Society of Marshall Islands Attorneys
2016 - Notary Public, appointed in Hong Kong