Jonathan Rathbone - DAC Beachcroft
Jonathan Rathbone

Jonathan Rathbone



Jon has a wide range of experience in commercial and corporate matters as they affect both SMEs and large public companies. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, large projects and outsourcing agreements, corporate finance, franchise, distribution and agency agreements and intellectual property.

Jon regularly advises a FTSE 100 company on major commercial projects, customer and supply agreements. He also advises on acquisitions and disposals ranging in value from £500k to £250m.

In 2009, Jon set up his own business selling a child's potty which he invented, and which is now one of the bestselling potties in the UK. Jon also spent a year as Group Legal Counsel at Mulberry Group plc in 2011. Jon's entrepreneurial and in-house experience enable him to give pragmatic and expert legal advice.

Jon's experience includes advising on the following:

  • Advising companies on acquisitions and disposals in the healthcare sector;
  • Advising a FTSE 100 company on major technology, services and equipment procurement;
  • Advising a FTSE 100 company on major customer contracts;
  • Advising UK companies on agency and distribution agreements with overseas partners;
  • Advising Tribal Group plc on a series of acquisitions;
  • Advising Destini Financial Services Group plc on a private placing and fifteen acquisitions;
  • Advising Mulberry Group plc on their intellectual property strategy and their agreements with international partners;
  • Advising on the complex disposal of nine associated companies from different jurisdictions to a Dutch public company.