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Jonathan Zonis (He/Him)

Jonathan Zonis (He/Him)


Jonathan Zonis (He/Him)

Jonathan Zonis is the co-head of the Americas Capital Markets practice and concentrates in representing issuers and underwriters in cross-border equity and debt (including high-yield) offerings.

Jon has been involved in public and private transactions in equity and debt offerings by issuers in a variety of industries including banking, energy, manufacturing, real estate, infrastructure, luxury goods, telecommunications, media and shipping.

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Career and qualifications

  • Dartmouth College (AB, cum laude, with high honors in History) 1987
  • Duke University School of Law (JD) 1990
  • Law Clerk to Judge Carolyn Dineen King, US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 1990
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Massachusetts and New York 1992
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1996
  • Partner since 1999
  • Clifford Chance Hong Kong 2000 - 2005, 2013 - 2014

Professional bodies

  • Member of Editorial Board at Duke University School of Law

Awards and citations

  • Jonathan Zonis leads the Latin America practice and is co-head of the Americas capital markets group, having a strong record in corporate and sovereign offerings.
    Legal 500 2022 – Latin America: International firms: Capital markets – Tier 2
  • experienced, very good technically and very good treatment of clients.’
    Legal 500 2022 – Latin America: International firms: Capital markets – Tier 2
  • Jonathan Zonis remains active representing underwriters in debt and equity transactions issued by private companies as well as sovereigns and state-owned entities. "He was key to helping us negotiate with the issuers' counsel," an interviewee reports, while also adding: "He had the patience to help us explain the different issues to the key stakeholders."
    Chambers USA 2022: Capital Markets (International Counsel) – Band 3