Jonathan Payne - 																					Senior Partner

Jonathan Payne
Senior Partner

6 Drakes Meadow
Penny Lane
Swindon SN3 3LL

Senior Partner - Practice Area Leader, South West Corporate and Commercial

Jonathan is a Senior Partner and the Practice Area Leader of our South West Corporate and Commercial business. He specialises in corporate mergers and acquisitions, management buy-ins and buy-outs, and investment. Jonathan’s areas of expertise also extend to complex cross-border commercial contracts, financial services and renewables. In one of his most prominent cases, Jonathan acted for the founder shareholders of the UK’s largest financial services advisor on their sale to Old Mutual Wealth.

Key experience

Jonathan’s relevant experience includes:

  • leading the team acting for the country’s largest financial services network on its acquisition of a top 5 network from an international insurance provider
  • additionally, acting for the founders of the business on a subsequent exit
  • acting for a leading provider of innovative sustainable waste and power solutions on one of the largest solar farm developments in the UK
  • acting as lead advisor to an international vehicle manufacturer in relation to its UK military business
  • advising a US global fibre optic manufacturer and service provider on its multi-million pound acquisition of a UK-based fibre optic business


Jonathan Payne Accolades

It was imperative we received the very best legal advice. Jonathan and his team played a pivotal role throughout, demonstrating great commercial awareness and discretion.

Wallace Dobbin, Governance and Legal Director, Intrinsic



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