Jonathan Edward Wheeler

Partner | London

jwheeler@mofo.com | 44 (20) 79204161

jwheeler@mofo.com
44 (20) 79204161

I am proud to work with colleagues around the globe and enjoy the collegiality and technical excellence with which we deliver exceptional outcomes for clients.

Jonathan’s focus is on complex cross–border disputes. He has conducted court proceedings, arbitrations, and mediations on behalf of many international clients, and his experience includes general commercial disputes, international fraud and asset tracing, investigations, international trust litigation, and contentious insolvency. He is a Higher Court Advocate in England.

Jonathan is ranked in Chambers UK. Chambers notes that: “Clients praise him as ‘very knowledgeable and calm,’ while commentators say that he is ‘absolutely incisive and very creative.’” Mr. Wheeler is also recommended in The Legal 500, where he is described as “exceptional,” with “[…] a superb sense of tactics.”

Jonathan is the Co–Managing Partner of the London office.

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Experience

  • Acting for the liquidators of a Cayman Islands company, Saad Investments Company Limited, dealing with global banking disputes. Acting as part of this retainer in Byers and others v Samba Financial Group, a US$350 million claim brought in England against a Saudi Arabian bank in relation to the receipt by the bank of assets belonging to Saad in purported discharge of the personal debts to Samba of the Saad founder following Saad’s insolvency.

  • Representing a Japanese multinational in the defense of two competition follow–on damage claims in connection with the cathode ray tubes and batteries sectors.

  • Representing a publicly listed media company in matters arising out of a procurement process conducted by a national UK broadcaster for the provision of marketing services.

  • Representing a German manufacturing company in the successful defense of a procurement claim arising from a national rail contract award.

  • Acting for a large mining company in a US$130 million dispute concerning an iron ore mine in Sierra Leone. The case was successfully defended in the Court of Appeal.

  • Acting for the beneficiaries of a Nevis law trust with assets of US$400 million, successfully obtaining the removal of the trustee and protector and the recovery of all assets following interlocutory orders freezing the trust assets worldwide.

  • Acting for a Jersey trust company in a claim arising out of  fraud against a number of defendants worldwide, including in the Cayman Islands, the United States, Switzerland, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

  • Acting for all of the major music (and other entertainment) companies, in particular in retail and wholesale administrations, such as Woolworths, Zavvi, and HMV, recovering their retention of title property.



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