Jonathan Russell

Jonathan Russell


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 5812

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"He's very user-friendly, extremely knowledgeable about his subject and provides great customer service - nothing is too much trouble"

Chambers UK, 2019

A partner in our Corporate & Finance practice group in London, Jonathan Russell's practice covers cross-border and domestic M&A, joint ventures, reorganisations and general corporate advisory work. Jonathan has particular experience in the insurance sector, advising insurers and other market participants on a range of transactions and regulatory matters, including insurance business transfers under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Awards and recognitions


"Up and Coming" for Insurance: Non-contentious - UK-wide
Chambers UK

Education and admissions


LPC, BPP University Law School, 2007

Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University Law School, 2006

M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2004

B.A. (Hons), University of Oxford, 2002


Law Society of England and Wales

Representative experience

IBM on the global separation and reorganization of Kyndryl Holdings, Inc., its managed infrastructure services business, prior to the spin-off of Kyndryl into a separate publicly traded company.

Lloyds Banking Group and Scottish Widows on its acquisition of Zurich's UK workplace pensions and savings business, with £19bn of AuA

A major global pharmaceutical company on strategic M&A and licensing and collaboration arrangements.


AXA on the disposal of its Bluefin insurance broking business to Marsh & McLennon and on the acquisition of Simplyhealth's private medical insurance business.

Equitable Life on the disposal of its £875m annuity business to Canada Life.


Jazz Pharmaceuticals on the disposal of a European drug and medical devices business.

Prudential on its £13bn cross-border reorganisation of its Hong Kong life and general insurance business

Phoenix Group on the sale of two annuity portfolios and the reorganisation of its insurance businesses by means of schemes under Part VII FSMA.

Paternoster on its sale to Goldman Sachs for £260m.

Teachers Friendly Society on its demutualisation and acquisition by LV.

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