Jonathan is a UK qualified transaction lawyer based in the City of London. His primary areas of focus involved advising on the sale, purchase, financing, ownership and operation of both commercial and corporate aircraft. Jonathan has significant experience acting for commercial aircraft lessors and has advised on a multitude of international aircraft sale and purchase transactions, financing and leasing structures. He has also acted on a number of restructuring matters, representing both lessors, airlines and financiers. In addition to aircraft-related matters, he also has experience advising on the sale, purchase, financing, of super-yachts.
Jonathan has advised some of the best-known financiers in the aviation sector, in addition to individuals and large corporations. He maintains an extensive network of contacts within the aviation community and is known by his clients to give pragmatic and commercially minded advice.
Ranked by Chambers HNW 2017 as an associate to watch (Global-wide, Private Aircraft), Mr. Russell is also featured in the Spear’s 500 directory, considered the essential guide to the top private advisers for high net worth individuals. The guide, dubbed the “Forbes of Europe”, describes Jonathan as being “client-focused… good humoured and personable”.