Jonathan is Director, Business Affairs & Legal, Arvato UK. As general counsel, he provides strategic legal advice to the Arvato UK board and senior management team. He regularly advises Arvato’s divisions across the UK, Ireland and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters from contract negotiations, to employment law and compliance.
Jonathan also manages the company’s relationships with legal and compliance teams within the wider Bertelsmann group and external law firms.
Since joining Arvato in April 2011, Jonathan has played a major role in formalising a number of Arvato’s most significant contracts in both the private and public sector. In addition, Jonathan has continued to support Arvato’s global expansion in the provision of outsourced finance services, helping to negotiate contract extensions with existing clients. Jonathan also supported the Group’s international legal teams with the recent acquisition of STOK UK.
A lawyer with over 20 years’ experience, Jonathan previously specialised in mergers and acquisitions at global law firm DLA Piper.
Jonathan studied law at Leeds Metropolitan University. He enjoys playing golf and watching cricket (in the summer) but his passion is supporting Liverpool Football Club.