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Jonathan Benson

Counsel

London

Benson Jonathan
Jonathan Benson

Counsel

London

Jonathan is an experienced adviser on a wide range of business compliance and trade-related matters, including those relating to sanctions and export controls, anti-bribery and anti-money laundering laws, human rights, foreign direct investment controls and international trade law.

Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan was a senior lawyer at the UK's Department for International Trade and the UK's Ministry of Defence, where he advised on a broad portfolio of national security and trade-related issues.

Jonathan was named as a "well-regarded" member of the team in the WorldECR Awards 2021 "Sanctions Law Firm of the Year – Europe" runner-up category and recognised by Global Competition Review (GCR) in the Foreign Investment Controls "40 under 40" survey 2023. He frequently writes and speaks on business compliance and trade-related issues.

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Publications: 31 January 2024

Russia: further tightening of EU and UK sanctions

In light of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, the UK and EU, in close collaboration with their G7 partners, have continued to exert economic pressure on Russia through an array of sanctions. 

Read more Russia: further tightening of EU and UK sanctions

Publications: 25 January 2024

Draft EU Foreign Investment Screening Regulation sets out more comprehensive screening regime

Read more Draft EU Foreign Investment Screening Regulation sets out more comprehensive screening regime

Publications: 04 December 2023

Losing control: What the Mints Court of Appeal judgment means for UK sanctions

Read more Losing control: What the Mints Court of Appeal judgment means for UK sanctions

Publications: 27 October 2023

New UK law passed to tackle economic crime and corporate secrecy

Read more New UK law passed to tackle economic crime and corporate secrecy

Office

London

One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2009

Academic

Master's Degree in Law; King's College London; 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Law; The College of Law; 2007

Legal Practice Course; The College of Law; 2007

Graduate Diploma in Law; The College of Law; 2006

Master of Studies; Theology; Oxford University; 2005

BA (Hons); Theology; Oxford University; 2004