Jonathon is a highly experienced Middle East Lawyer and Founding Partner at Davidson & Co with 21 years of regional experience acting for all types of institutions, developers, brand owners, investors and public companies, as well as for private companies and individuals.
Jonathon first arrived in Dubai in March 1999 and before founding Davidson & Co in October 2008, was an Associate at a leading international practice, based at its Dubai offices and a senior Lawyer at Dubai Holding, a leading Sovereign investment house based in the Emirate of Dubai.
Jonathon is known for his longstanding experience and knowledge of the local market and, specifically, for his wealth of experience in the areas of Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Hospitality having advised clients operating within onshore UAE as well as Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
He is often seen in the local and international business press providing specialist commentaries. Jonathon and his team acted in relation to the majority of cases brought before the Dubai World Tribunal. Jonathon is relied upon by his clients and wider business network as the first port of call for specialist or ‘out of the box’ situations.
In addition to his work with the firm, Jonathon has also sat as Chairman of the British Business Group of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Co-Chairman of the Joint Committee of the British Business Groups of the UAE and as Chairman of the SME Task Force, a sub-set of the UAE-UK Business Council, an economic forum established jointly by the UK and UAE governments to promote bilateral trade and commerce. Jonathon is an also experienced arbitrator and regularly conducts arbitrations under the auspices of Dubai International Arbitration Centre and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Get In Touch