Jonathan Edward Wheeler

Co-Managing Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Jonathan Edward Wheeler

Jonathan Edward Wheeler

Co-Managing Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Biography

Jonathan Wheeler is Co-Managing Partner of the London office. Mr. Wheeler specialises in complex cross-border disputes. He has conducted court proceedings, arbitrations, and mediations on behalf of many international clients. His expertise includes general commercial disputes, international fraud and asset tracing, investigations, international trust litigation, and contentious insolvency.

Mr. Wheeler has worked on a number of high-profile cases.

He is acting for the liquidators of the Cayman Islands company Saad Investments Company Limited, dealing with global banking disputes and other issues worth USD $9 billion.

He is also currently acting for a large mining company in a USD $130 million dispute concerning an iron ore mine in Sierra Leone.

He recently acted for the beneficiaries of a Nevis law trust with assets of USD $400 million, obtaining the removal of the trustee and protector, obtaining interlocutory orders freezing the trust assets worldwide, obtaining the disclosure of documents and information from the trustee and protector.

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

He acted in the USD $800 million Grupo Torras action for a member of the Kuwaiti royal family in defense of trust assets in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jersey, and Switzerland; for a trader in a complex hedge fund dispute in Jersey and Anguilla; and for the liquidators of TPL (Trading Partners Limited) arising out of the collapse of the Versailles Group.

Mr. Wheeler has also acted for all of the major music (and other entertainment) companies, in particular in retail and wholesale administrations, recovering their retention of title property.

Chambers UK 2013 recognised Jonathan as a leading lawyer in the field and noted his “great ability to think laterally” and “his strategic nous” Chambers UK 2014 noted that “sources admire his intellect”. Chambers UK 2015 notes “He is very good at judging the tactics in litigation, good at figuring out what will work strategically, and he’s also personable and charming, which is helpful”.

Mr. Wheeler is a Higher Court Advocate.

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Managing Partner, Singapore, Singapore at Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Co-Chair, Advanced Materials Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Co-Managing Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP
Education
CPE
Class of 1991

The University of Law (formerly The College of Law) is a private teaching university in England which specialises in providing legal education. The University has its own degree awarding powers under English law. It offers courses including the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Bar Professional Training Course, the Legal Practice Course, the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and the Master of Laws (LL.M).

BA
Class of 1990

The University of Exeter is a public research university located in South West England, United Kingdom. The university was founded and received its Royal Charter in 1955, although its predecessor institutions, the Royal Albert Memorial College and the University College of the South West of England, were established in 1900 and 1922 respectively. In post-nominals, the University of Exeter is abbreviated as Exon. (from the Latin Exoniensis), and is the suffix given to honorary and academic degrees from the university. The university has three campuses: Streatham; St Luke's (both of which are in Exeter); and Tremough in Cornwall. The university is centred in the city of Exeter, Devon, where it is the principal higher education institution. Streatham is the largest campus containing many of the university's administrative buildings, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country.The Tremough campus is maintained in conjunction with Falmouth University under the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) initiative. The University of Exeter was named The Sunday Times University of the Year in 2013 and was the Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2007. Exeter has maintained a top ten position in the National Student Survey since the survey was launched in 2005. In 2011, it was considered as being one of the top 12 elite universities in the United Kingdom, and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in recent years.According to the Sunday Times University Guide 2015, Exeter ranks at #7, making it the best university in the South West of England. Exeter University is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities.The university is also a member of Universities UK, the European University Association, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities and is an accredited institution of the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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