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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: 30 March 2023

The UK updates its sanctions guidance on “ownership and control” and sets out its due diligence expectations

The UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) published updated guidance regarding the enforcement of financial sanctions on 16 March 2023. The guidance, which sits alongside OFSI’s…

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Publications: 13 March 2023

The Netherlands joins the U.S. in restricting semiconductor exports to China

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Publications: 03 March 2023

An expansion of the corporate criminal liability net: the new “failure to prevent” criminal offence

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Publications: 01 March 2023

One year on: EU and UK impose new Russia sanctions and look to strengthen enforcement on the first anniversary of the invasion of 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