Commercial Partner Jonathan Askin joins Thomson Snell & Passmore from Knights plc

Respected commercial lawyer Jonathan Askin has joined Thomson Snell & Passmore as a Partner, to head up its commercial law offering for clients. Jonathan joins from nationwide firm Knights plc, where he led the commercial team.  His appointment is a key part of ongoing growth plans for Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Corporate & Commercial department, led by Joanne Gallagher.

Jonathan is well known for providing commercial and pragmatic advice on business matters and commercial contracts to clients across a number of sectors.  Jonathan has recently advised Europe’s leading airline, the UK’s leading fast-food restaurant, a world-wide IT solutions business, a UK subsidiary of a world-wide manufacturing conglomerate, a UK based insurance group and an international hotel group on a wide range of contracts and matters such as data protection and IP.  Jonathan also advised a US Fortune 500 company on its multi-million agreement with the Department of Health during lockdown to ensure PPE was available to the NHS and worked with a private sector provider to secure one of six places as an outsourced provider on a nationally critical UK Government framework with a value of up to £4 billion.

His work in relation to cross-border outsourcing and trade of goods and services leading up to ‘Brexit’ led to Jonathan being recognised by the legal directories and being named Lawyer Monthly’s ‘Commercial Lawyer of the Year 2019’ whilst holding the position of National Head of Commercial Law for leading international insurance law firm BLM.

Jonathan will work closely with colleagues across the commercial group and is a key part of ongoing growth plans for Thomson Snell & Passmore.

Joanne Gallagher, Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial at Thomson Snell & Passmore comments: “Jonathan’s business orientated and pragmatic approach mirrors our own and I am delighted that he is joining the team. His wealth of experience and genuine understanding of the wider business and commercial needs of our clients will further strengthen our offering.  

“We have ambitious growth plans for the department and Jonathan’s appointment is a key step in enabling us to achieve these, as well as deepening and expanding the range of specialist services we deliver for clients.”

Jonathan Askin, Partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore adds: “I have long admired Thomson Snell & Passmore’s work and approach and it is great to be joining such a well respected and ambitious firm. I’m looking forward to being part of a dynamic team, helping it to grow and adding my experience and specialisms to the already excellent service the firm offers to clients.”

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