Jonathan C. Russell is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Mr. Russell is a UK qualified transaction lawyer specializing in the sale, purchase, financing, ownership and operation of corporate and private aircraft. Mr. Russell also has experience advising on the sale, purchase, financing, of super-yachts.
Mr. Russell’s clients include some of the best-known financiers in the aviation sector, in addition to high net worth individuals and large corporations.
Mr. Russell is often engaged by clients at the commencement of the acquisition process, where he adds value by utilizing his extensive network of contacts within the business aviation community to ensure his clients receive bespoke, 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”.
Iberian Peninsula Business Aviation Conference, November 2017. Panel discussion, “Operating Aircraft in Spain and Portugal”
European Corporate Aviation Summit, November 2017. Chairman and panelist, “Turboprops or Jets?”
Article, “Exim: Open Again for (Big) Business”.
Corporate Jet Investor, 2017. Panelist, “The Anatomy of an International Deal”.
Isle of Man Aviation Conference, June 2016. Panelist, “Transaction Panel: Professional Advice and Added Value”.