Jonathan Baird

Jonathan Baird


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2004

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"He is very knowledgeable, very pragmatic and attuned to the business-focused advice we need."

Chambers UK 2020

Jonathan focuses on investment fund and asset management-related matters.

These include public and private capital raisings, M&A activity and regulatory advice.

Jonathan works with asset managers, investment banks and corporate clients throughout the world and across all asset classes.  Much of the work involves dealing with offshore financial centres, so Jonathan is very familiar with their laws and lawyers.

Jonathan practised for over four years in Chicago and is qualified in New York and Illinois as well as England and Wales.  He uses his U.S. experience on a daily basis to help his clients. 

Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Chambers UK
Investment Funds: Close Ended, Listed Funds, Leading Individual


Chambers UK
Leading Individual, Investment Funds

Education and admissions


LL.B. (Hons), University of Bristol

Investment Management Certificate

Advanced Diploma in Insurance, Chartered Insurance Institute


Solicitor - England and Wales

Attorney - New York State

Attorney - Illinois

Representative experience

Acting for each of BH Macro, BH Global, DW Catalyst, BACIT and Riverstone Energy on their listings on the London Stock Exchange and capital raises.

Acting for 3i Infrastructure on its 2016 placing and open offer.

Acting for the banks on the London listings of Apax Global Alpha, Atlas Mara, Non-Standard Finance and Arix Bioscience.

Acting for BACIT on its combination with the Syncona life sciences fund and investment by the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research.

Acting for Pershing Square Holdings on its introduction to the London Stock Exchange.

Acting on the formation of the Investor Forum, which seeks to contribute to long-term investment performance for UK-listed companies.

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