Jonathan Hew

Jonathan Hew


Email jonathan.hew@​

Phone +65 6302 7131

Fax +65 6538 7077

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Jonathan has several years' experience advising corporations, States and non-profits on complex legal, regulatory, and policy matters.

He has acted for parties in multi-jurisdictional litigation and investigations, as well as on a range of transactional and operational issues. He previously trained and practised at another international law firm in London and Moscow.

He maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented asylum-seekers in their claims to UNHCR for international protection. He also maintains diverse academic interests and has spent time as a Visiting Researcher at the National University of Singapore. He has a special interest in media and technology governance, and has written about the topic in various fora.

Education and admissions


Master in Advanced Global Studies, Sciences Po, cum laude, 2019

Postgraduate Diploma (Legal Practice), The University of Law, with distinction, 2013

BA (Hons) Law and Sociology, University of Warwick, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising a financial services provider on its response to a phishing scam conducted via a fraudulent website.

Advising an international hospitality company on its response to a phishing scam conducted via email, including the recovery of assets in multiple jurisdictions.

Advising a major insurer on its disclosure obligations in light of a subject access request under the UK Data Protection Act 1998.*

Advising a global healthcare provider on its response to a US government investigation into corruption allegations concerning the provider's staff.*

Advising a renowned chain of restaurants on an internal investigation into misconduct allegations concerning its senior management team.*

Advising a State-backed pharmaceuticals company in a US$400m arbitration arising from an abortive health technology joint venture in the Middle East.*

Advising clients on privacy and data protection issues in the context of cross-border disputes and transactions.

Conducting and trade, sanctions, and employment law due diligence reviews in the context of high value corporate and finance transactions.

Coordinating a response to a UK government consultation on the introduction of monetary penalties for breaches of financial sanctions.*

Advising clients on matters in the technology and media space, including in relation to cryptocurrency, intellectual property, defamation, and speech and expression generally.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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