Jonathan is an associate in the International Arbitration Group, based in Paris. He is trained in civil law and common law, and fluent in English, French, and Arabic. His practice covers investment treaty, commercial, and construction arbitration.
Before joining the Paris office in 2022, he worked in the Firm's New York office for several years, where, in addition to his arbitration practice, he represented asylum seekers in the US and argued a criminal appeal before the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court.
Jonathan holds a JD from Cornell Law School and a Master 2 from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. During his time at Cornell, he worked in the law school's Asylum and Convention against Torture Clinic, volunteered for the Beirut office of the International Refugee Assistance Project, and served as an Articles Editor for the Cornell International Law Journal.
Representing the Government of Georgia in Bob Meijer v. Georgia, an ICSID arbitration brought under the Netherlands-Georgia BIT and arising out of the termination of a contract for the development of a deep-sea port;
Representing a European company in an ICDR arbitration governed by New York law and arising out of an LNG construction project in West Africa;
Representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in MAKAE Europe SARL v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an ICSID arbitration brought under the France-Saudi Arabia BIT in relation to an investment in the retail sector of Saudi Arabia;
Representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. V. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an ICSID arbitration brought under the South Korea-Saudi Arabia BIT and arising out of the termination of a contract for the construction of a power and desalination plant in Saudi Arabia; and
Representing the Republic of North Macedonia in Skubenko and others v. North Macedonia, an ICSID arbitration brought under the Ukraine-North Macedonia BIT and arising out of the termination of a mining concession.