Jonathan Clarke is a specialized Corporate Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions lawyer who has been based in Turkey for 12+ years. Prior to that, he practiced in London for 4 years.
Jonathan focuses his practice on company and commercial transactions including corporate finance, share sales, business sales, joint ventures, take-overs, mergers & acquisitions, commercial agreements, and reorganizations. In addition, he has extensive experience in advising corporate and M&A matters in highly-regulated areas such as capital markets, energy, life sciences, media and mining- with a particular focus on insurance matters.
He has advised numerous local and international companies, banks and private equity companies and worked on some of the largest transactions in the Turkish market.
He is currently a board member of the British Chamber of Commerce Turkey and a member of the Turkish Oxford University Alumni Association.
He is a ranked leading lawyer for Turkish M&A with the directory, Chambers and Partners where clients have described him as a "very nice person to work with - he is commercial, understands issues very quickly, has a broad experience of the Turkish market and is also good at English law, which is very useful." (Chambers 2017).
Oxford University (Magdalen College) MA degree in Modern History, 1998
College of Law (London, England) Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course, 2000
English, Turkish (Intermediate)