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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 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: 23 September 2022

The National Security and Investment Act 2021: A Snapshot of experience so far

The UK’s new national security screening tool has been in force for over 9 months and its impact on deal making is being felt. 

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Publications: 27 July 2022

UK sanctions – prohibitions on new investments and professional and business services

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Publications: 27 July 2022

The National Security and Investment Act 2021: The first market guidance notes

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Publications: 22 July 2022

UK and EU sanctions enforcement – increasing focus

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
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

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