Jonathan Heaney

Jonathan Heaney

Managing Partner

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Jonathan Heaney specialises in M&A transactions involving regulated financial services business, corporate real estate acquisition and financing and investment fund matters.

He has more than 15 years' experience as an offshore lawyer and is recognised in Legal 500's Hall of Fame.

Jonathan has practised in London, BVI and Jersey, advising on all elements of funds, corporate and finance work, including many of the biggest transactions involving global corporate services providers.

Jonathan is admitted in both Jersey and BVI, and is a member of the firm's Global Investment Funds and Corporate Groups.

He has been part of Walkers' Jersey team since 2007 and is the managing partner of the firm's Jersey office.

Jonathan speaks French and German.

Before joining Walkers, Jonathan spent five years in London and gained experience in corporate and commercial law with two international firms with an emphasis on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Jonathan subsequently spent two years in the British Virgin Islands specialising in international and structured finance, joint ventures, private equity and investment funds. He joined Walkers in London in 2005 and was made partner in 2009 and managing partner of the Jersey office in April 2014.

Admitted In:
British Virgin Islands
England and Wales (not practising)

LLB (Hons) in European Law & Languages, University of the West of England, Bristol

2022 Legal 500 - Corporate & M&A - Leading Individual - "Robust leader, hands on approach with clients, highly reactive and quality assured."

2022 Legal 500 - Corporate & M&A - Leading Individual - "Jonathan Heaney is the lead partner and handles our requirements efficiently and diligently."

2021 Legal 500 - Investment Funds - Hall of Fame - "Jonathan Heaney leads a very good team, but always leads from the front, makes himself available and is across each matter or transaction for which he assumes responsibility."

2020 Legal 500 - Investment Funds - Hall of Fame

2020 Legal 500 - Banking and Finance - Recommended Lawyer

2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Recognised Practitioner

2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2018 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) Leading Individual- Jersey

"Jonathan Heaney ‘stand[s] out as exceptional individuals within their field’. [Jonathan Heaney] ‘has a proven track record in corporate, refinancing and real estate transactions and trust matters’ "

2018 Legal 500 - (Banking & Finance) Recommended Lawyer - Jersey

2018 Legal 500 - (Corporate & Commercial) Recommended Lawyer - Jersey

2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2017 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) – Leading Individual - Jersey

"Jonathan Heaney is ‘exceptional in his field and a first point of contact’."

2017 Legal 500 - (Banking & Finance) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey

2017 Legal 500 - (Corporate & Commercial) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey

2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer

2016 Legal 500 - (Investment Funds) – Leading Individual - Jersey

2016 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey

2016 Legal 500 - (Corporate and Commercial) – Recommended Lawyer - Jersey

2014 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer – Jersey

2013 Finance Monthly – Top 100 International Advisor – Investment Funds – Jersey

2012 Legal 500 - "Jonathan Heaney ‘provides high levels of service’."

2012 Who’s Who Legal 100 – “Jonathan Heaney is 'first-rate' for investment funds work and is also noted for his 'fantastic client service'."

2012 Corporate INTL magazine - '25 Best Lawyers in Jersey'

2012 The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers - "Based In Jersey, Jonathan Heaney is 'well known' for his investment funds expertise, which covers both hedge funds and private Equity."

2011 Legal 500 - "Jonathan Heaney is 'recommended' and ‘never lets you down’."

2010 IFLR 1000, - “Jonathan Heaney is very easy to work with – affable and efficient...”​

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales ​

Member of the Law Society of Jersey