Jonathan Hew

Jonathan Hew


Email jonathan.hew@​

Phone +65 6302 7131

Fax +65 6538 7077

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Jonathan advises corporations, States and non-profits on how to overcome complex legal, regulatory, and policy challenges across a wide range of industries in Asia and beyond.

He regularly acts for clients in multi-jurisdictional regulatory proceedings, investigations, and litigation, especially in relation to cybercrime, white collar, and ethics issues within the technology, media, and consumer spaces. He also works with clients on various operational matters including due diligence reviews, crisis management, and corporate remediation.

He maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented asylum-seekers in Malaysia 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's Faculty of Law. He has a special interest in technology and media law, and has written about the topic in various fora. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (Asia).

He previously trained and practised at another major international law firm in London and Moscow.

Education and admissions


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

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

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


International Association of Privacy Professionals

Socio-Legal Studies Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising a US company on its response to a Malaysia-based cyberfraud, including the recovery of assets and pursuit of perpetrators through litigation and engagement with law enforcement authorities.

Advising a Singaporean financial services provider on its response to a series of fraudulent websites, including through takedown notices and engagement with domain name registrars and website hosts.

Advising a non-profit organisation on hate speech laws in various Asian jurisdictions for the purpose of the publication of a UN-endorsed report on hate speech laws globally.

Conducting anti-bribery and -corruption, trade, and employment law due diligence reviews in the context of high-value corporate and finance transactions in Asia and Europe.

Advising a major insurer on its disclosure obligations in response to 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 its staff.*

Advising an international restaurant chain on an internal investigation into misconduct allegations concerning its senior management team.*

Coordinating an international law firm's response to a UK government policy consultation on how to enforce breaches of economic sanctions.*

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

Advising clients on various matters in the technology and media spaces, including in relation to online content issues, intellectual property, and cryptocurrency fraud.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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