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Jonathan Benson



Benson Jonathan
Jonathan Benson



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 matters.

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. He frequently writes and speaks on business compliance and trade-related issues.

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Publications: 18 May 2022

The Queen’s Speech May 2022: upcoming changes to business compliance requirements in the UK

On 10 May 2022, the Queen's Speech 2022 was delivered to the UK's Parliament.  

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Blog Post: 17 March 2022

Mistaken breach of UK Financial Sanctions: possible exposure and what to do

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Publications: 02 March 2022

Webinar: International sanctions update on Russia - March 2, 2022

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Publications: 28 February 2022

The EU and UK intensify their sanctions in response to Russia’s action in Ukraine

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Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2009


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

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