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Jonathan Brayne

Partner and Chair of Fuse

London

Brayne Jonathan
Jonathan Brayne

Partner and Chair of Fuse

London

Jonathan Brayne is a partner of Allen & Overy.

He is Chairman of Fuse, A&O’s tech innovation space, and of aosphere, its pioneering provider of alternative online solutions for legal risk management.

He has been full time engaged in innovation and business model change within Allen & Overy for over ten years. During that period he was the partner leading the establishment of Peerpoint, Allen & Overy’s interim resourcing business, and docGenix, a documents-to-data company.

In 2018 he was awarded ‘Legal Innovator of the Year’ by the Financial Times – and Allen & Overy was separately awarded ‘Most Innovative Law Firm’ for the sixth time.

He was previously an elected member of A&O’s Board and Chairman of its Innovation Panel, its Global Banking Practice and its India Group – and practised in the finance, energy and infrastructure field.

News & insights

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Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Brexit Podcast: The Brexit transition period - Business as usual for mainstream debt capital issuance for now

Unlike our previous Brexit podcast which focused on points relevant to a no-deal exit, this podcast covers the impact of the UK leaving the EU on 31 January with a deal and a transition period.

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Singapore Legal Update - January 2020

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

MAS consultations on the regulation of digital payment tokens

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued three new consultations each dealing with different aspects of the regulation of digital payment tokens (DPTs) under the Payment Services Act (PSA). It has also recently clarified that where a DPT may be characterized as either a debenture or as e-money, its policy approach will be to regulate it as e-money. Note that the PSA will come into force on 28 January 2020.

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Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

In a recent case, the High Court had to consider whether to apply a moratorium to the enforcement of a share charge taken over the shares in a Singapore company where that company was subject to insolvency proceedings in the United States. It held that it had no basis to do so under section 259 of the Companies Act which renders void a transfer of shares in company made after the commencement of a winding up by the Singapore Court as that section did not apply to a foreign proceedings.

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The future of the in-house legal function

News: 26 NOVEMBER 2019

In-house legal functions must adapt to thrive in digital age

The in-house legal function must transform itself into a technology-led, data-rich provider of legal and risk anticipation services to become an integral part of its organisation's operations, according to a new white paper from international law firm Allen & Overy.

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1980 and Hong Kong, 1988

Academic

MA, Law, Pembroke College, Cambridge University, 1980