Jonathan Malim

Jonathan Malim

Senior Associate, London


Phone +44 20 7296 5182

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Portuguese

Practice groupFinance

As an experienced senior associate in our International Debt Capital Markets practice, Jonathan advises primarily on public and private bond offerings by banks, corporations, multilateral organisations and sovereigns. His sector knowledge and skills include financial institutions, supranationals and the automotive sector, and he has particular experience in advising on market debuts.

An enthusiastic advocate of closer engagement with emerging markets globally, he has advised over the last decade on a range of innovative and award-winning transactions spanning Africa, Latin America, Russia and Asia. His emerging markets experience includes three years in our Moscow office as a key member of our Russian capital markets practice. Now London-based, he continues to collaborate closely with colleagues across our global network, including in the Americas, and is a member of our wider African and Latin America Practice Groups.

In addition to his work for emerging market clients such as the African Export-Import Bank, Jonathan is also well-versed in acting closer to home for major European and UK domestic clients. He also works extensively with our leading U.S. securities practice on international high yield bond offerings and other transactions involving offers into the United States. Jonathan's wider capital markets experience includes liability management and bond restructurings, structured finance, derivatives, asset finance and acquisition finance. His clients include issuers, originators, underwriters, and other capital markets participants such as trustees, receivers and swap counterparties. He has spent time in-house at a leading international bank and also previously worked in the London office of a major U.S. law firm. Jonathan is listed as a recommended lawyer for Russian capital markets by Chambers Global 2010.

Education and admissions


B.Sc., University of St. Andrews

Pg.D.L., The College of Law, Guildford


Law Society

Representative experience

Advising Her Majesty in right of Canada in relation to Canada's London-listed US$10bn sovereign debt issuance programme.

Advising GM Financial Company Inc. on the establishment of a new Irish-listed €10bn EMTN programme.

Advising Standard Chartered Bank on the IFC's NGN12bn local-currency bond listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Advising BofA Merrill Lynch and Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank as arrangers on updates and multiple issues under Rentenbank's EUR 60bn EMTN programme.

Advising FCE Bank plc on updates to its US$15bn EMTN programme and in excess of US$4bn of drawdowns thereunder.

Advising British Sky Broadcasting as issuer on (i) a US$800m 144A bond and (ii) a £1bn EMTN programme.

Advising Jefferies International Limited as arranger on the establishment of an €2bn GMTN programme for Magyar Export-Import Bank and a debut US$500m 144A drawdown thereunder.

Advising Ahli United Bank B.S.C on an issue of subordinated notes under its US$2bn EMTN programme as part of a securities tender offer in Egypt.

Advising Banca IMI in relation to several Irish-listed debt issuance programmes.

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