Slaughter and May
Jonathan Cotton joined Slaughter and May in 1994 and has been a partner since 2004. His practice covers a range of contractual disputes, competition disputes, restructuring and insolvency matters, and contentious aspects of M&A matters.
He is particularly experienced in disputes and investigations involving allegations of ‘wrongdoing’ in various forms. On the civil side, these have included cases involving the ‘theft’ of confidential information by employees and competitors, conspiracy and civil fraud. Jonathan recently led the team defending the Serious Fraud Office from high profile claims brought by the Tchenguiz brothers relating to their investigation and arrest in 2011. On the criminal and regulatory side, he has been involved in investigations and cases concerning cartels, the Bribery Act, the Proceeds of Crime Act, the Fraud Act, export controls and sanctions, as well as Companies Act offences.
Jonathan led the firm’s response to the Bribery Act 2010 and is one of Slaughter and May’s experts on the Proceeds of Crime Act. He is author of a chapter on the ‘adequate procedures’ defence in Lissack & Horlick on Bribery.