Jonathan is a corporate partner at Zaid Ibrahim & Co. with considerable experience in areas such as Fintech, venture capital, blockchain technology, payment systems, digital remittance, and initial coin offerings. His involvement in the Fintech sector also extends to advising clients on compliance matters relating to regulatory developments in the industry as set out by the Malaysian central bank (Bank Negara Malaysia) and the Malaysian Securities Commission.
Jonathan is also well versed in advising both local and foreign clients on corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, initial public offerings, takeovers as well as private funds, and has been involved in several landmark corporate transactions. Jonathan also has experience in advising start-ups and venture capital corporations on matters ranging from compliance to funding agreements.
As an active supporter of the financial technology fraternity, Jonathan also currently serves as Secretary of the Fintech Association of Malaysia wherein he assists in developing the burgeoning sector’s growth here in Malaysia and the region. In addition, Jonathan also acts as legal counsel and mentor of Founders Institute (a pre-seed start-up accelerator with a presence in over 180 cities worldwide), a company that aims to promote effective and long term digital transformation in the legal industry in Malaysia.
Prior to joining Zaid Ibrahim & Co., Jonathan was a corporate partner at a Malaysian law firm and led the firm’s FinTech division. He has also previously held the position of Director at two boutique property development companies, which provided him with keen insights on matters relating property and real estate development. Jonathan first begun his legal career as an Associate with the corporate practice group at Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
- Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya, 2006
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Sheffield