Jonny advises on a broad range of technology and commercial law matters. He is praised by clients for his "sound knowledge" and "business acumen".

Jonny is a partner in the Commercial Group, based in London. 

He regularly advises on a variety of technology and commercial projects, often assisting clients with disruptive digital technology adoption (e.g. cloud computing, blockchain, Agile software development and open source licensing).

Jonny specialises in FinTech issues, working with technology clients providing services to the financial services companies and financial services clients acquiring the technology and technology-driven services core to their businesses.  He also has a particular interest in technology applied to the automotive sector, especially the legal issues surrounding the adoption of driverless cars, and has advised clients and written and talked extensively on the subject.

Jonny advises both suppliers and customers in negotiating large and complex outsourcing projects, drafting and negotiating managed services agreements and collaboration agreements and negotiating various technology contracts, including SaaS agreements, software licensing, maintenance, development and systems integration contracts.

Jonny has previously spent time on secondment with clients in the accountancy, financial services and consultancy sectors.  This experience gave him a valuable insight into the requirements of an in-house legal team, and has allowed him to regularly advise senior executives at clients on complex commercial and legal issues in a practical and no-nonsense manner.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Jonathan Emmanuel is a commercial partner with significant expertise in outsourcing and IT contracts.

    Legal 500 UK 2017 - FinTech
  2. Outsourcing agreements expert Jonathan Emmanuel stands out for his ‘sound knowledge’ and ‘business acumen’.

    Legal 500 UK 2017 – IT & Telecoms